The fragrance and taste of saffron results from the chemicals called safranal and picocrocin
A compound in Saffron known as crocin is beneficial to cease the growth of colorectal cancer cells
Saffron largely affects the genes which regulate the fatty acid content in the cell membrane, this in turn improves vision to a great extent.
Saffron is also beneficial in treating the side effects of insomnia and depression.
It also plays an important role in treating digestive disorders and promoting digestion. This is due to its anti-inflammatory properties, radical scavenging and antioxidant effects.