Best known as a cooking spice, saffron shows promise as a weight loss aid. Although research on the health effects of saffron is very limited, there's some evidence that saffron supplements may help tame your appetite, curb snacking, and--in turn--promote weight loss.
Proponents suggest that saffron may help decrease appetite by enhancing mood and protecting against emotional eating. Indeed, several small studies indicate that saffron supplements may help boost mood and even lessen depression.
More research needs to be conducted before saffron supplements can be recommended for weight loss or for treatment of any health condition. What's more, little is known about the safety of long-term use of saffron supplements, and there's some concern that saffron may be harmful to people with mood disorders. If you're considering the use of saffron supplements, make sure to talk to your doctor before starting your supplement regimen. Read the article: Saffron Extract - What You Need to Know.