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Strands of Sunshine® is saffron in its most pure, raw form. When using saffron in this form, you need just 15 threads, equivalent to 30mg, for a clinically proven mood boost, clearer complexion, and a reduction in cravings + inflammation. Consider Strands of Sunshine® the all-in-one botanical herb for your emotional, physical, and beauty practice.

Saffron has been heralded for centuries for its ability to treat a lengthy list of ailments and historically used for this purpose across multiple cultures and continents including Africa, India, Asia, and Northern Europe. Saffron blooms only once a year and must be harvested by hand, which is why it is worth its weight in gold. But don’t let its size and fragileness fool you — this tiny red plant packs a lot of power.

Its proliferation in and of itself speaks to its effectiveness — generally, practices that don’t provide results don’t travel across the globe or stand the test of time.

These tiny threads hold massive healing power when properly used for medicinal purposes.

Anxiety / Depression
Research has shown that saffron is just as effective as Prozac for treating moderate depression and anxiety. Just one pinch (15 threads) contains 30mg of the clinically studied dose of saffron that is an equally effective alternative to Prozac — without harmful side effects.

New research is emerging that saffron may be an excellent treatment for those suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More than that, this natural support is proven to have no negative side effects, especially in comparison to potentially addictive synthetics such as Ritalin.

Saffron is naturally loaded with immune-supporting antioxidants and vitamins like riboflavin B1, B2, B6, and Vitamin C. In conjunction, saffron also is proven to support inflammation, which plays a key role in illness, disease, asthma, and allergies.

Saffron has been traditionally used to aid digestion due to its potential ability to stimulate appetite, promote healthy gut function, and alleviate digestive discomfort.

While saffron is generally considered safe for most individuals, saffron should be used with caution by pregnant women, as it may stimulate the uterus and potentially cause contractions.

As with any herbal supplement, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating saffron into your routine, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking medications.

How to Make Infusions

Saffron Tea

Add 15 saffron threads to 8oz hot water. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. You can then either strain or consume the threads with the tea.

Saffron Water Infusion

Add 15 saffron threads to a cup of ice, stir, then fill the cup with water. Let sit in the fridge for up to 24 hours to extract all the nutrients. Serve either strained or unstrained.

Saffron Concentrate

Grind threads with a pinch of salt using a mortar and pestle. Add a splash of hot water, transfer to a small container, and refrigerate liquid. Add to recipes by the teaspoon for an added saffron boost!


Are the saffron threads organic?

The saffron threads are high-grade certified and organically grown using traditional practices in Afghanistan. They unfortunately do not offer an organic certification in Afghanistan.

How many threads come in each jar?

Each jar contains 2g worth of saffron which is about 1,000 threads.

Does saffron have any anti-inflammatory properties?

Yes, saffron contains compounds with anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds may help reduce inflammation in the body and alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Can saffron be used for eye health?

Saffron has been traditionally used for eye health, and research suggests that it may have potential benefits for certain eye conditions. Studies have indicated that saffron may help improve visual function in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and protect retinal cells against damage caused by oxidative stress.

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