Saffron flowers benefits. Infographic. Summary of the general characteristics of the Saffron plant. Medicinal properties, benefits and uses more common of Saffron. http://www.medicinalplants-pharmacognosy.com/herbs-medicinal-plants/saffron/benefits-infographic/
The Saffron Goddess (1600 B.C.) is a detail from a Minoan fresco depicting a saffron harvest. She sits supervising the plucking of flowers and the gleaning of stigmas for use in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug. A mythological griffin, considered to be a combination of the body of a lion as king of the beasts and the head of an eagle, stands guard.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. The great thing is, is that it might be possible for you to grow your own. Here in the Pacific NW we are growing saffron in a 4x8 foot raised bed, 1 foot high. We laid fine mesh wire in the bottom of the bed and framed a lid, which was covered in the same mesh wire to keep rodents out. We then filled the bed with compost and sand, then planted the bulbs.