Even the scent of the spice saffron may reduce stress hormone levels, and ease the psychological symptoms of PMS.
How’s that study for the Power Plants? Works if you eat the stuff too; see Saffron for the Treatment of PMS. For more flower power, see my blog post Hibiscus tea: flower power, and videos on both hibiscus tea (Better Than Green Tea) and chamomile tea (Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy). And hey, broccoli florets are just clusters of flower buds. See The Best Detox; Broccoli vs. Breast Cancer Stem Cells, and, of course, my other other videos on broccoli. If saffron has such powerful psychological and neuroendocrinological effects, how might it stack up against drugs in the treatment of depression? Find out next, in Saffron vs. Prozac.
Update: In summer 2017, I did a few new videos on saffron that might interest you: Best Food for Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction and Saffron for Erectile Dysfunction.