Saffron (Crocus sativus) is harvested from the flowers of the saffron crocus. Each flower has three stigmas, the threads of saffron. It is the most expensive spice in the world.
Some sites claim that saffron is $200-300 per ounce.
I’ve seen it at $90 an ounce, but this may not have been the good stuff. It was used to dye the robes of royalty and was once a symbol of status and wealth.
Homer often referred to the Goddess Eos as saffron-robed.
For centuries, saffron has been associated with wealth, power and rarity. This makes it an excellent offering for any deity and is a traditional ingredient in crescent moon cakes made in honor of the Phoenician Goddess Ashtoreth.
Saffron is also useful in spells aimed toward wealth and recognition, to bring strength. It can be infused into holy water and burned in censors for various rituals, but be aware that it can stain.
|Love Spells||Saffron is believed to possess aphrodisiac properties, making it suitable for love spells and rituals.|
|Psychic Abilities||Saffron is associated with enhancing psychic abilities and promoting spiritual growth.|
|Happiness and Joy||Saffron is used in spells and rituals aimed at attracting happiness, joy, and positive energy.|
|Prosperity and Wealth||Saffron is believed to attract abundance and wealth, making it suitable for money spells.|
|Healing and Wellness||Saffron is used in rituals and potions for promoting physical and emotional healing.|
Saffron is also purported to be an aphrodisiac. Hot date? Two words: Indian food.
An infusion of saffron is also said to help enhance psychic abilities.
Rinsing bed linens in an infusion of saffron (or possibly a whole crocus) is said to help bring strength to the body while one sleeps.
Saffron in Healing
Saffron has been used for treating a variety of illnesses including measles, bladder, kidney and liver disorders and diabetes.
Modern studies show that it may be useful in treating cancer by helping to fight tumors and easing the discomfort associated with chemotherapy.
|Antioxidant||Saffron contains antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals and oxidative stress.|
|Mood Enhancement||Saffron has been traditionally used to improve mood and alleviate symptoms of mild depression.|
|Digestive Aid||Saffron can help soothe digestive discomfort and promote healthy digestion.|
|Anti-inflammatory||Saffron has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body.|
|Sleep Aid||Saffron is believed to promote better sleep and relieve insomnia when used in herbal remedies.|
It has also been used to treat recovering alcoholics and is said to help repair the damage done to the brain by alcoholism.
An infusion of saffron is said to help relieve depression.
Correspondences of Saffron
|Associated Deities||Apollo, Ra, Sun Goddesses|