30 mg transposes into about how many stigmas per day?
eileenmcv / Originally posted on Saffron versus Aricept
The typical dose used in the studies of saffron versus Alzheimer’s, versus PMS, and versus depression was indeed 30mg. Each flower yields 7mg dried saffron, and I think there are 3 stigmas per flower, so 30mg should be about 13 threads (which is typicallty how it’s sold in the store). But even less may have a physiological effect (see Wake Up and Smell the Saffron).
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