||Stigma & Style
Crocus sativus is
valued for its famed condiment, saffron, constituted by the stigma and
style of the flower. High quality of Saffron is grown mostly in Jammu
the glycosides crocin and picocrocin together with lycopene, b-carotene,
g-carotene and zeaxanthin. It is rich in riboflavine and also contains
thiamine. Crocus sativus has showed encouraging results in reducing male
infertility. It was given 16 male patients for three months. Kesar
increased the sperm count remarkably; spouses of 13 patients (81.3%)
activities of Crocus sativus stigma aqueous extract and its constituent-crocin,
was evaluated in male rats and found effective.
antioxidant 3,8-dihydroxyl-1-methylanthraquinone-2-carboxylic acid
isolated from saffron showed better antioxidant activity than vitamin-E. A
xanthone-carotenoid glycosidic conjugate, mangicrocin isolated from
saffron showed significant adaptogenic activity.
Shukravaha Shrotas that is responsible for healthy sexual life. It
nourishes Shukra Dhatu - the ultimate tissue formed after proper
nourishment. It is used as tonic for general weakness and externally it
indicated for skin glow.