Saffron (Crocus sativus) is the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus flower. The crocuses are grown through the spring & summer for the late autumn harvest when the flowers are hand picked (mechanical harvesting would destroy them), then dried and packed.
Benefits of Saffron
Many studies — most of them small — suggest that saffron could boost your health or help with specific health issues. That research shows saffron could hold promise as a: