Quantum Brain Healing uses saffron for many medical uses involved in brain health. Saffron is used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Saffron acts as a stimulant. It is an antioxidant. It inhibits platelet aggregation and helps prevent arteriosclerosis. It crosses the blood brain barrier and increases circulation. Saffron prevents cancer and prevents and slows tumor formation. Saffron prevents mutation in DNA. This herb is a neuroprotectant.
It is important to try to remove heavy metal toxins before taking this herb if you are using it to prevent cancer or slow tumor growth. It is thought by some in the field of medicine that there are heavy metals in the nucleus of cancer cells. Removal of heavy metals will speed recovery in most diseases. Detoxification will increase significantly the results of most orthomolecular medicine treatment protocols.
Saffron is an anti-spasmotic and may help prevent irregular brain wave activity caused by head injury and brain trauma. This anti-spasmotic effect might be beneficial in brain diseases characterized by tics. Be careful about using Saffron if you are taking blood thinners, drinking large quantities of green tea, or taking fish oil supplements. This is not inexpensive, but it works very well in many people.
Saffron can help treat headaches and depression that arise from insufficient blood circulation in the brain. These are the type of headaches and depression which may benefit from yoga and mild exercise. Saffron is useful in helping with alcoholism. The addition of several amino acids will be necessary for the treatment of alcoholism. Milk thistle could also be included in the protocol for the alcohol withdrawal and two additional herbs that would be replaced as the patient progressed through the treatment.