It is the yellow colorless extract of the mustard plant. Since it has the highest concentration of the essential oil which makes it effective as a topical remedy for all the symptoms of an irritable skin. Poor man’s saffron has very strong antibiotic action.
The name saffron is a Persian word meaning “red flower.” It was used by Greeks as currency, used in medicine, and in cult. “The yellow color comes from sulfur and cinnamic oleum (a substance made from sulphur, a key part of aromatic oil) and a mixture of various herbs, especially saffron (especially saffron cumin), rosemary and lemongrass.” (Wikipedia)
Many of the above herbs are also used in Ayurvedic medicine. (There are two major types, Indian and Western medicine. Indian medicine treats everything from skin to cancer.) According to “Ayurveda Medicinal Plants Of India”, there are two main herbs used in Ayurvedic Medicine.
Dried flowers, leaves and stems of saffron are used as a natural antibiotic. There are many reports of people being cured of all kinds of inflammatory diseases through the use of saffron. A doctor in England who was treating for stomach cancer discovered a cure when he washed dishes in this oil. He even had a surgical wound cured when he mixed saffron oil with salt.
Cancer cures? Why is it that many cancers have symptoms similar to cancer which also had the benefit of saffron? Cancer is known as a non-specific disease that affects any skin or tissues.
Cancer treatment in India, especially in areas with an abundance of non-vegetarian people, have long used saffron to treat all kinds of cancers which included:
Skin cancer: This includes tumors (cancer of the skin and soft tissues, not just specific skin cancers such as head and neck). This is the most common type of cancer in India despite the high consumption of saffron in India for centuries. The type of saffron used here is more commonly used in Indian medicine for skin diseases, especially non-melanoma skin cancer. In some parts of India saffron is so rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants (like Vitamin C) that it has a positive effect for treating skin cancer. However, it is important to know that saffron does not have the effect of curing cancer, which is the reason it is often used as
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