Excessive consumption of saffron reduces blood pressure and dilutes the blood too much which may cause complications such as nosebleeds or uterine bleeding in women. It can also cause vomiting, decreased heart rate, nosebleeds, eyelid and lip bleeding, and dizziness, lethargy, jaundice, and other serious complications that can even lead to death.
Eating too much saffron is harmful to the kidneys. It reduces appetite and causes headaches and disturbs the senses. Due to its hot nature, it can lead to diarrhea, dehydration and blood in the urine.
Standard consumption of saffron
The standard and normal daily consumption of saffron is considered to be 0.1 gram. which means that if you want to have a standard use of saffron every time, then you should consume about 10 to 15 saffron strings. You can consume up to one gram of saffron per day, but you must be careful not to do it at once, and secondly, these standards are general and your body may not be able to withstand this amount.
The moderate limit for monthly consumption of saffron is that each person can consume an average of 3 grams of saffron in a month.
Who should not consume saffron?
As you know, saffron is a toxic substance in addition to its extraordinary healing properties. Therefore, people who have the following conditions are better off avoiding saffron:
People who suffer from overweight should try to consume less saffron, Because saffron is a powerful appetizer.
2- Palm sweating
Those who have sweating in the palm of their hand, Try to use less saffron because saffron increases sweating.
Saffron due to having Safranal which is its perfume, while it has many healing properties, it is a toxic substance, so its use during pregnancy should be completely controlled and regulated.
- In the first 3 months of pregnancy: During these three months, try not to go for saffron at all. In the first trimester of pregnancy, fetal organs are forming and Consumption of saffron at this time can cause damage to this formation. It also increases the hormone prostaglandin in the uterus, which has stimulating effects on the smooth muscles of the uterus that increases the risk of miscarriage.
- During the rest of pregnancy: During this period, if you consume saffron in a balanced way, not only will it not be harmful for you, but it will also be useful for you. It facilitates the delivery process, because saffron can have elastic properties in uterine tissue.
Note: excessive consumption of saffron throughout pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage.
4- Depressed People
who want to be depressed or do not want to achieve happiness, it is better not to use saffron.