Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Saffron
Botanical Name   Crocus sativus
System Affected   arthritis, colds, digestion, blood pressure
Properties   gout, digestion colds, flu arthritis lowers blood pressure
Description   the stigma of the flower
Origin    
Notes   a (very expensive) spice
Toxicity   severe side effects occur at doses of 5 grams; doses of 15-20 grams are lethal
Dosage   therapeutic dose is less than 1.5 grams per day

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