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Were you looking for information about Saffron? Safron is a common misspelling of saffron.
Saffron is derived from the saffron crocus flower and is often used as a spice. However, it is also used in supplements and is claimed to have several health benefits, such as treating depression, asthma, insomnia, and baldness. Many people are able to tolerate the supplements without problems, but side effects such as nausea and anxiety have been reported.
Even though saffron is "natural," it is not suitable for everyone. People who have bipolar disorder or liver or kidney disease should talk to their healthcare provider before using it. Also check with your healthcare provider before using the supplement if you are allergic to any medicines (including vitamins or other supplements). It is very important to seek medical attention if you have taken too much of this substance, as an overdose can be dangerous, causing problems such as jaundice, vomiting, and bleeding.
(Click Saffron to read the complete eMedTV article, which includes an explanation of how saffron works, possible side effects, and precautions and warnings to be aware of before starting the supplement. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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