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03/01/2022

Saffron Petal Health Benefits

Petals of saffron have wider pharmacological or health benefits than ever imagined. Saffron petals are proven to have great health benefits, from simple blood-pressure-lowering effects to cardiovascular improvement. Pharmacists have turned to the use of natural herbs in drugs in order to avoid possible side effects of chemical components. Many bioactive components of petals make them practical for different health issues. This time, we primarily focus on the pharmacological and saffron health benefits in petals

Saffron Petal for anti-depression


saffron petals uses

Saffron petals are known to be antidepressants, as they are some sources of Kaempferol. The effect of the petal on depression and immobility behaviors has been investigated in different studies. Petals are effective for the treatment of mild to moderate depression as their selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors reduce the immobility times. Saffron stigmas also have the same antidepressant properties as safranal and crocin.

Flavonoids in petals are responsible for their antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and blood-pressure-lowering effects. Rutin, luteolin, quercetin, hesperidin, tannins, anthocyanins, and bioflavonoids are examples of saffron petal flavonoids that greatly improve blood pressure and inflammatory and nociceptor pains. A decrease in blood pressure will result in relaxant effects through adrenergic regulation. More specifically, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, and anthocyanins, derived from aqueous and alcoholic extracts of petals, have great anti-inflammatory effects for the treatment of acute and chronic pains.

 

Saffron Petal for Viral diseases

What’s more, saffron petals have antiviral and anticancer effects, just like saffron flowers. The use of petals helps prevent catching viral diseases such as colds, flu, and, most recently, COVID-19. Crocin and Picrocrocin components of petals are responsible for their antiviral effects. They inhibit virus entry as well as its replication. On the other hand, saffron petal carotenoids, along with their safranal, dimethyl crocetin, and flavonoids properties, prevent from detrimental effects of free radicals and reactive oxygen on cells and tissues. Polyphenols particularly slow down the growth of cancer cells, proving the good cytotoxic activity of petals and resulting in the treatment of cancer and tumors.

It is not surprising to note that saffron petals have antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antidiabetic effects. The antioxidant effect of petals is widely used, due to phenolic compounds available in petals. Phenolic compounds inhibit oxidation reaction from an initial stage by transferring hydrogen to free radicals. The antimicrobial effects of petals are proven to be more effective at the lowest level of concentration. The presence of various flavonoids like Quercetin, Rutin, Fisetin, and Morin are the main active ingredients that act as an antimicrobial effect. In addition to that, polyphenols, one of the active ingredients of petals, have α-glucosidase inhibitory activity, resulting in antidiabetic effects.

saffron petals uses

Polyphenols such as Resveratrol, Quercetin, Kaempferol, and Isorhamnetin plus Anthocyanin have a great effect on the production of eNOS enzymes. More production of eNO enzymes in the body results in anti-hypotensive effects, which subsequently results in the regulation of cardiovascular responses. Angiotensin II (All) and Nitric oxide (NO)play an important role in cardiovascular activity regulation. NOs and All have an opposite relationship. That is, with the increase of NO production, all is inhibited. Petal’s crocin is responsible for the inhibitory effect of All hypertension, while polyphenols regulate the production of NOs.

 

Saffron Petal for muscle Relaxation

Saffron petals are also found to be effective in smooth muscle relaxation, as well as respiratory effects. Just like saffron stigmas, petals are found to Improve respiratory systems. As petals are good sources of Kaempferol, they can act as respiratory-improving herbs.

This is how it works:

Common respiratory disorders include asthma and COPD, in which the production of mucus is excessed as a result of airway inflammation, which leads to smooth muscle dysfunctionality. As a result of all the symptoms, breathing becomes hard for the patient. Decrease of Nos production and the anti-inflammatory activity of cytokines and chemokines are how petals can help the human respiratory system.

 

Saffron Petal for alchohol toxicty

Last but not least, saffron petals’ antioxidant properties prevent possible damage to alcohol toxicity in the liver and kidneys. A study has investigated the effect of hydroalcoholic petal extract on male rats. It is already known that alcohol consumption results in inflammatory effects, plus kidney and liver toxicity. The use of saffron petals acts against liver toxicity and chemicals that have structural damage to the liver. Petal antioxidant effect plays an important role in modifying liver enzymes to normal levels, through the use of dose-dependent saffron petal extract.

The petal health benefits and pharmacological effects of it are not limited to the ones mentioned in this post. Improving gynecological diseases, such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or memory improvement can be named as other saffron petals’ health benefits. With the growth of petal popularity among different industries, many similar types of research are conducted by industry researchers. These findings help industries to produce more organic and herbal products, which is beneficial for our general well-being. Petals have recently gained more importance for industrial uses, as it is produced in larger amounts, compared to stigmas. 

How to purchase saffron petals?

The extensive, recent findings regarding petals have increased the market demand. The applications of this saffron by-product used to be unknown for many industries. With the release of researches focusing on industrial uses of saffron petals, many industries turned to petals for their product ingredients. SunLand is honored to supply new picked and dried petals for different industries. It is worth noting that, SunLand processes and dries the petals using modern, standard equipment and methods. Already, many industries, such as perfumery, cosmetics, animal feed, agriculture, textile, and pharmacological industries, have placed orders for this valuable by-product.

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What are saffron petals for use?

saffron petals use for antispasmodic,  curative of anxiety, antitumor, antidepressant and stomachic.

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