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Unhappy? A daily cup of saffron tea may help
If you drink a cup of tea with saffron every day, you will feel better. You'll be happier. Homemade saffron tea apparently has the same effect as saffron extract supplements.
The subjects made tea by soaking 30 milligrams of dried pistils of Crocus sativus in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. The researchers bought the dried pistils from a local producer.
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According to basic research, the main active substances in saffron are crocin [the naked version of crocetin] and safranol. Both substances affect the neurotransmitters.