If you’ve ever had to struggle to read small print or even enjoy outdoor scenery from a distance, you know that vision is extraordinarily valuable.
Thanks to years of study, we know that saffron may be able to naturally improve our vision. The participants in a recent study took 20 mg of saffron orally each day for 3 months. At the conclusion of the study, these patients experienced improvement in retinal responses and visual sharpness when viewing objects at a distance.
In today’s video we will investigate this spice and its health benefits.
What is saffron?
Saffron is an exotic spice that’s extracted from the stamens of a variation of a crocus plant. In addition to adding flavor to foods and tea, the prized condiment yields tremendous medicinal properties.
For centuries, humans have been aware of its medicinal uses. Some say for optimal benefits, you should purchase the stamens and not the power.
Promotes Eye Health
Saffron contains an abundance of powerful antioxidant carotenoids which researchers have discovered protects photoreceptors in the retina. In a 2016 study, scientists discovered that saffron can also promote the health of retinal cells.
Patients with early stages of macular degeneration who include saffron in their diet experience some recovery of cells, which improves vision.
Another major property of saffron is crocin, which has delivered positive results in inhibiting the development of cataracts.
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