This may sound a bit strange, but I was wondering if anyone has experience with using saffron (spice) and noticed a benefit?
I drank saffron tea a couple of days and noticed it immediately seemed to lift some of the depression, anhedonia, anxiety and delusions (which in my case are very much connected to the depression/anhedonia). I could even socialize more, have genuine attention for my son and chat happily with strangers, like I wasn’t capable of doing anymore. I wasn’t euphoric, but i had the first normal day in weeks/months. My parents noticed the difference too,
I’ve read saffron (in doses of 30mg a day) works as an antidepressant and antianxiety med and counteracts the social withdrawal and cognitive impairments etc caused by ketamine (mousemodel mimicking schizophrenia… if you believe in that). In ancient persian medicine it was used as an antidepressant.
I don’t want to stimulate others to randomly experiment with all sorts of substances…but it had a surprisingly good effect on me and I wondered if anyone ever used it and noticed effect. Either in food, tea or as a “medicine”. I’m a little bit scared to really start using it, because I don’t know enough about the interactions, longterm effects and withdrawal and I don’t want to get addicted.
It’s expensive and you need the real, good saffron. But you need only a tiny bit. I bought 1 gram of Iranian saffron for 6,70 euros (7,50 dollars). You need only 30g a day. I am not starting it as a daily drug, so it’s not that expensive.
well yes ayurveda has less side effects compared to conventional medicine works better for negative symptoms and slightly less effective for positive symptoms works slowly though but works at the root cause thereby elimnating conmtinous treatment .yes i live in india . I am more of a patient of anxiety.i had a good exp with ayurvedic medicine . a herb called centella asiatica helped me prevent a sure episode of schizophernia .it also relieved my depression .however it did not reduce my sound sensitivity a vital reason for which it was given to me .but i did not take the full course becuase of excessive sleep caused by it interfering with my work.planning to try it though Ayurveda beleives in a holistic approach and classifies patients into a tleast three subtypes.will write more about it
I found saffron with fair pricing since i dont want to use chemicals for enhancing my mood.
Their saffron is natural and i love the smell
Their website is goldensaffron.com
I keep using their saffron for a long time now and its realy working on me. Its not a one night process but its goood.