Umore e Zafferano
All the virtues of Saffron are concentrated in the bright red stigmas which, in powder form, are also used in the kitchen. These filaments in the centre of the corolla contain about 150 substances, of which four are particularly active: crocetin, crocin and picrocrocin, belonging to the carotenoids family, and safranal. According to studies, these substances have positive effects on the mood. In clinical trials, people in a bad mood improved very quickly, and with quite low doses of the spices.