Recently, modern medicine has found several medicinal properties of saffron:
It is believed to have anticancer (suppresses cancer) antimutagenic (prevents mutation), immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties.
Also helps with depression, and hence impacts the weight loss.
It helps in relieving the symptoms of PMS.
Inhibits histamine H1 receptors, which means it helps with allergies.
Has a protective role on the health of the heart.
Protects eyes from strong direct effect of light and stress on the cornea.
However, you should know that this spice in the kitchen needs to be used in small amounts. Otherwise you get the less appealing balmy taste. This spice also fits great with all dishes that include rice and sweet and great recipes which will welcome its incredibly beautiful yellow color. Just to mention once again that saffron should be used in smaller quantities.