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Saffron from Iran for Pharmaceutical Industry

Sneico is supplying saffron to pharmaceutical companies. We pay extra attention in providing quality saffron. We are experienced in product development and can support you in the field.

What Is Saffron Made Of

Saffron has three main characteristics: odor from sativus, taste from picrocrocin, and color from crocetin.

More specifically, saffron stigma is built of many different components. These include minerals, carbohydrates, mucilage, vitamins (riboflavin and thiamine), color pigments (zeaxanthin, crocin, carotene, lycopene, anthocyanin), aromatic essence safranal, and flavoring substance picrocrocin. It should be noted crocin is the most important chemical in giving the color to saffron.

Saffron's Medical Properties

Saffron has some medical properties, it helps digestion, strengthens the stomach and is anti-tympanites, is analgesic, especially for colicky pains gingivitis, it activates sexual desire, fights tumors and collects free radicals (reacting against cancerous cells), is a tranquilizer, cures insomnia, fights depression, is euphoriant and alleviates neuralgia, strengthens memory power, improves concentration, reacts against spasm, it alleviates Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, lowers high cholesterol levels, controls blood pressure disorders, cures iron deficiency, helps to improve heart conditions, and reduces chances of heart diseases as arteriosclerosis, cures respiratory disorders such as asthma, cough, influenza and cold, helps blood circulation in the retina, cures macula lutea and retinopathy ischemic. Saffron is reported to cure rheumatism and bruises when used externally. It also cures amebic dysentery, measles, and inflammation of the liver, splenomegaly and urogenital infections.

Saffron's toxicity

At a high dosage, saffron can have narcotic and ecstasy effect. It can result in excessive delight which can lead to temporary paralysis. Pregnant at overdosing have high risk of maternal death.


Iran Saffron Production In 2018

This year (Iranian year) Iran expects to produce over 400 tons of saffron. Saffron is planted in most of Iran’s provinces. 80% of the country’s