Taking saffron can help reduce all the symptoms of PMS right across the board – anxiety, mood, headaches, fatigue, pain, cramping, cravings etc…
Apparently a little pinch goes a long way, but as you may know, saffron is the most expensive spice on the planet – it takes 50,000 crocuses to produce just one pound of the delicate, orangey-red stamens!
Luckily, this spice made from the reproductive organs of a tiny flower, is so powerful, that merely smelling it can get you the same results.
This is called aromatherapy – the art of using aromatic plants and plant oils and to improve one’s physical, mental, emotional, and psychological well-being. Aromatherapy is extremely effective at relieving the negative symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.
I love this remedy since it works on so many levels and it’s an inexpensive way to enjoy the most expensive spice on earth!
And you can start getting benefits right away by purchasing a small vial of saffron, keeping it nearby and making sure you are enjoying it’s scent for about 20 minutes a day. (I have a small vial I got on Amazon – search for a reputable seller!)
It smells different to everyone, but to me it has a rich musky smell, sometimes a little tinny. It should smell fresh and vital, not moldy or musty.