Sanskrit name: Kumkuma
Botanical name: Crocus Sativus
Habitat: An autumnal dwarf herb cultivated in Kashmir, India.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post digestive effects): sweet
- Doshas (coonstitution): Balances vata, pitta and kapha
Saffron is a potent revitalizer and helps in regulating blood circulation, metabolism, female reproductive system.