Crocus sativus

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Parts used : Many parts of the planta are used. The stigmas give the finest quality of safron which in Indian trade is caslled Shahi Zafran the styles give the second grade and the saffron is called Mongra Zafran. The third grade
is Laccha Zafran obtained from the remains of the flowers by cudgelling and winnowing them in water. ((1. Puri HS. Rasayana: Ayurvedic Herbs for Longevity and Rejuvenation.; 2003.))

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Spain, France, Iran, Turkey, Italy, Greek. In india it is only grown in small areas near Srinagar in Kashmir and in Kishtwar of the Jammu region.

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Some of the most important constituents are Crocin, Picrocrocin and Safranal. It also contains Crocetin.

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