Saffron means: Saffron is a highly expensive yellow spice made from dried stigmas of the Crocus. Saffron is a traditional spice used for cooking. It was also once used as a remedy for many diseases. Saffron was first used as a medicine approximately 3,500 years ago. This is evident by the frescoes on Thera’s Aegean Island. They depict a goddess overseeing the production of perfume or spice. Gordon Bendersky, a pediatrician and medical historian, concluded that this scene depicted saffron flowers being used to make a drug. Some have described saffron extract as a natural weight loss aid, which can curb appetite and reduce emotional eating. However, there is no solid scientific support for this claim. (in Medical Dictionary)
What else does Saffron mean?
Corm-producing plants (Crocus sativus) Purple or white flowers are native to the Eastern Mediterranean Region. They have orange stigmas and come in white, yellow or pink. (in Merlin Dictionary)
This plant’s dried aroma stigmas are used as dyes and coloring agents. (in Merlin Dictionary)
Moderate or strong orange yellow, to medium orange. (in Merlin Dictionary)