Family : Iridaceae
Habitat : Originated in Greece and the Middle Eastern region of the world. 90% of worlds saffron comes from Iran now.
Odour : Sweet aromatic flowery odour
Part of plant used : Flower styles and stigmas ?
Method of extraction : Steam Distilled
Dosha effect of oil : Vata and Kapha
Therapeutic indication : Stimulant, , stomachic, antispasmodic, tonic, diuretic, good for the eyes, tones the uterus, enlargement of liver, spasmodic cough, asthma, seminal debility.
Mind/Emotions : Helps depression.
Safety Data : Not to be used in early stages of pregnancy