In this Article
- What other names is Saffron known by?
- What is Saffron?
- How does Saffron work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Saffron.
Ingesting large amounts of saffron can cause poisoning including yellow appearance of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes; vomiting; dizziness; bloody diarrhea; bleeding from the nose, lips, and eyelids; numbness; and other serious side effects.
Do not take saffron if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to related plants such as Lolium, Olea, or Salsola.
- You have bipolar disorder.
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