Latin name: Crocus sativus Linn. (Iridaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Kumkuma, Kashmira, Kesar, Zafran
Saffron is one of the highly prized spices known since antiquity for its color, flavor and medicinal properties.
Saffron contains several plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.