The use of saffron goes back to ancient Mediterranean civilizations (Greece, Egypt and Rome), as well as many areas of the Middle like Iran, and Far East. From the beginning of genesis of this spice, people discovered its healing properties. Saffron Express team is proud to invite you to read a brief history of medicinal use of crocus sativus in ancient empires.
Saffron is precious. It takes more than 200,000 crocus flowers picked by hand to produce one pound of the spice. Scholars discovered an ideogram thought to represent saffron, which was measured by weight in the units used for gold.
Photo by Felix Mooneeram on Unsplash The last article in saffron express was What is Saffron place in medicine?. And now we want to once again write about this red gold. If you are interested in cinema, food, or the history of the relation between these two essential pleasures, the Saffron Express team invites you to continue…
As mentioned in the Saffron Express previous article, saffron plays many roles in Hinduism. Today, we are going to review the celebration of Holi, aka the festival of colors, the Indian festival of spring, or the festival of love.
You may not have heard of this celebration, but you have definitely heard about the festival of colors.
As we mentioned in the previous article, some countries believe that Iranian saffron is a national product of their own country. India is among these countries. They assume that all fragrant herbals, saffron included, are heavenly bringings for Adam, who landed in India.
In this article, we want to mention a few rituals and ceremonies of Hindus, in which saffron is involved. Since these traditions have a long history among Hindus, it can be a reason for this belief.