Saffron can help Asthma

⁠Saffron are the dried threads from the Crocus Sativus flower and is typically used to colour food and add a delicate taste to it.⁠⠀
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A new study now shows that it may also have a positive impact on asthma. ⁠⠀
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It is estimated that approximately 300 million people suffer from asthma worldwide, and numbers are rising. Most of them respond well to the medication with inhaled steroids. And also to long-term uptake of saffron. ⁠⠀
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The study was published in the «Respiratory Research» Journal. ⁠⠀
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Saffron is an antioxidant, relaxes muscles and has anti-inflammatory characteristics. These effects are used in traditional medicine to treat heart diseases, depression, stress and sleep disturbances. These same effects may also help in asthma. ⁠⠀
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In the study with 80 light to medium severe asthmatics, saffron reduced their symptoms: they were less short of breath, required fewer of their asthma medications, slept better and were generally fitter. Additionally, their blood pressure levels and their cholesterol levels improved. ⁠⠀
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It seems that saffron, 100 mg taken daily over a period of eight weeks, is an effective and safe option to improve the health of asthma patients.⁠⠀
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Even though little is known about the longterm effect of saffron, the authors write that in healthy patients dosages of up to 400mg saffron per day are safe. ⁠⠀
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Posted on November 27, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

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