I haven’t ever had the flush grocery budget to get saffron, and it’s expensive for a reason. It takes 75,000 flowers to make 1 lb. of saffron. It has been around for ages as it’s been referenced in the Bible, was used as a royal dye and salve in Grecian society and often adorned those in Roman baths. With it’s red color and vibrant flavor I don’t think it’s surprising that this is a fire herb ruled by the Sun. That also explains why I’m so interested in it and all of the medicinal things it can do. I already know that it goes into some Indian and other Asian dishes to give them that very specific flavor set.
Scientific Name: Crocus sativus
Magickal Stats: Elementally Fire, Ruled by the Sun
Parts Used: the whole plant
Improves Function Of:
- Urinary system
- Nervous System as related to pain
Aides in Relieving Symptoms Of:
- Women’s Menstrual Issues
- Gassiness & Flatulence
- Nerve Pain
- Asthma, Cough & Whooping Cough
- Premature Ejaculation and infertility in men
Assists Spiritually With:
- Cleansing, healing, purification & consecration
- Clairvoyance & Divination
- Psychic Development
- Spell Breaking
- Raising Wind
How Does It Work? The is insufficient evidence to support exactly how saffron is working. To get the benefits and stay safe always check with a doctor before adding saffron as a treatment in any way.
What Do I Do With It? The best way to use saffron is to cook with it. Saffron can also be added to teas and warm milks for help as a diuretic, carminative and for setting the stage for spell craft.