Generally, people with impaired vision spend lots of money on treatments and glasses, especially when their eyesight starts deteriorating with age. While glasses help you see better, they don’t improve your vision.
Any issues related to your eyesight require immediate attention as problems addressed earlier are easier to fix. Here we offer a completely natural remedy that’s extremely beneficial for eyesight improvement.
Numerous studies have shown that saffron, a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”, can prevent blindness and treat eye diseases successfully. Plus, saffron supplementation inhibits macular degeneration that occurs with age and often results in partial or total blindness. However, at a price of $800 a pound, depending on its quality, saffron is far and away the most expensive food on earth.
Saffron use is quite versatile – it can be used as a food spice, a coloring agent or for treatment of over 90 diseases.
Abundant in antioxidants, carotenoids, crocin and crocetin, all of which have cellular and neuroprotective properties, saffron can significantly improve your eye health if taken regularly for three months at a dose of around 20 mg per day. For one thing, crocin in saffron can successfully inhibit lipid peroxidation that can actually restore the superoxide dismutase activity (SOD).
In addition, studies involving patients affected with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) that were given saffron supplement therapy showed significant improvement in the retinal function and eyesight activity.
Professor Silvia Bisti explains that taking saffron supplements can naturally slow down and restore loss of vision resulting from macular degeneration. Therefore, regular intake of saffron supplements can result in eye cell regeneration, thus substantial vision improvement.
According to Professor Silvia Bisti, saffron can directly influence the genes that regulate the fatty acid content of the cell membrane, which in turn strengthens the eye cells making them stronger.
However, a question remains as to how much saffron we actually need and whether we can obtain enough from our diet or supplements are necessary.
- Organic Traditions Saffron, 1 gram
A daily dose of 20mg high quality saffron taken with food, as a spice or prepared as a tea is the best recommended dose.