What is the difference between saffron and saffron extract?

Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a perennial herb in the genus Crocus of the family Iridaceae, native to the Mediterranean coast of southern Europe, Asia Minor.

Flowering stems are very short and do not stick out of the ground; 1-2 flowers, light blue, reddish purple or white, fragrant, 2.5-3 cm in diameter; perianth lobes are 6, arranged in 2 whorls, the inner and outer whorls of perianth lobes are obovate, with an obtuse tip, 4-5 cm in length; the stamens are erect, 2.5 cm in length, the anthers are yellow, apical tip pointed, and slightly curved; the styles are orange-red, ca. 4 cm in length, the upper 3 branches are curved and drooping, and the stigmas are slightly flattened, apically curved, and the stigmatic head is slightly flat. Stigma slightly compressed, cuneate at tip, shallowly toothed, longer than stamens, ovary narrowly fusiform. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. 3 cm.
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The intact stigma is linear, broader at the apex, tapering downward to a caudate, with an irregularly toothed margin at the apex, and the lower end is a remnant of a yellow flowering branch. Length ca. 2.5 cm, diameter ca. 1.5 mm. Purple-red or dark reddish brown, slightly shiny. Light, flimsy, brittle and easy to break after drying. When the stigma is put into the water, it swells, and the orange-yellow color is seen to fall in a straight line and spread gradually, and the water is stained yellow. The stigma without precipitation is flared, with short slits. In a short period of time with a needle to pluck it does not break. The gas is peculiar, slightly irritating, with a slightly bitter taste. With a long body, purple-red color, moist and shiny, few yellow styles, taste pungent and cool is preferred.
Is the ancient Egyptians used to treat gastrointestinal diseases of the herb, and Indian women since ancient times with its beauty, beauty, delay aging. Saffron is sweet in taste and neutral in nature, it has the effect of activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis, cooling the blood and detoxifying the toxin, relieving depression and tranquilizing the mind, and it contains a variety of glycosides that can increase the blood flow of large coronary arteries, which can regulate the circulation of the blood, anti-fatigue, and anti-aging. Some studies have found that saffron also has good anti-cancer activity.

Saffron extract is the use of saffron after alcohol extraction, innovative low-temperature drying technology to get plant extracts saffron extracts to the iris plant Crocus sativus L. Crocus sativus L. style of the upper part of the stigma and stigma as raw materials for the extraction of the product, the main components are bitter saffron, carotenoids, safflower aldehyde, eucalyptus extract, pinene, etc., but also contains a small amount of isorhamnetin, kaempferol, and vitamins B1 and B2, etc.. Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2, etc. Our saffron extract contains saffron glycosides (content >3%), saffron stigmas of saffron acid for the treatment of sleep disorders, saffron cultivation, harvesting, pruning, selection, drying, testing and other processes are completed in the place of origin, where an innovative low-temperature drying method can protect the integrity and quality of saffron glycosides.
The integrity and quality of its active ingredient substances are effectively retained. In particular, the selected saffron stigmas only account for the top one-third of the red stigmas in the pistil of saffron. It is guaranteed that each batch of saffron extract should contain more than 3% of saffron glycosides and more than 2% of saffron aldehydes.
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Clinical recommendation for daily intake of saffron extract is 30mg = 2.025-4.59 red stigmas of saffron.
Saffron extract is more complete and efficient in terms of active ingredients. Intake of sufficient amount of active ingredients of saffron extract plays an effective role in the human body, such as improving sleep, antidepressant, lowering cholesterol without adverse reactions and toxic side effects, regulating liver and kidney functions, and improving Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.