Crocus sativus


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Noun1.Crocus sativus - Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring foodCrocus sativus - Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
saffron - dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
crocus - any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
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It changed its name to Saffron Walden and later adding a coat of arms with, at its centre, three crocus sativus (saffron crocus).
Saffron is the dried stigma of Crocus sativus, and recent studies have reported an effective antidepressant activity with some beneficial clinical results demonstrated in humans and animals.
Varieties of Crocus sativus now are in their second year of field tests by University of Vermont scientists.
The effects of Crocus sativus (saffron) and its constituents on nervous system: A review.
A 22-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind controlled trial of Crocus sativus in the treatment of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Azafran, Crocus sativus, es la mas cara de las especias.
It's obtained from the dried stigmas of Crocus sativus.
Saffron consists of the dried dark red or yellow "stigmas" of the crocus flower, Crocus sativus.
Gardeners have had a long relationship with the crocus, although many of the earliest references are to the autumn-flowering crocus sativus - source of saffron and much prized for its culinary and medicinal virtues.
Saffron is a spice that comes from the flower of the crocus plant, also known as Crocus sativus.