saffron improves diabetes control

This pretty flower that chefs love is proving to be a powerful medicinal herb. Recent research is suggesting that it may a powerful herb for diabetics too.

Saffron is more than just a pretty flower. It has a remarkable number of uses, including depression and anxiety as well as insomnia.

Several studies have now begun to suggest that saffron may be a valuable herb for diabetics as well.

Now a new triple-blind study has added to the evidence behind saffron as a diabetes herb.

One of the most important tests of a diabetes treatment is its effect on HbA1c because it is the most important marker of long term blood sugar and diabetes control. This study found that 30mg of saffron significantly lowered HbA1c. The placebo did not. The difference between the saffron and the placebo was significant.

The saffron was also very safe. There were no significant negative side effects, but there were several positive ones. At the end of the study, the saffron group had improved vision, constipation, arthritis, kidney stones and blood pressure: pretty welcome side effects.


Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2022 08 ;50:255-263


For the latest research to keep you and your family healthy, get The Natural Path delivered to your inbox each month for only $29.99 a year: Subscribe!

For much more on preventing and treating diabetes naturally, see our books The Family Naturopathic Encyclopedia and, surprisingly, Chocolate: Superfood of the Gods.

For comprehensive natural help with diabetes, make an appointment to see Linda Woolven nowLinda‚Äôs clinic is now open for virtual appointments.

The Natural Path is intended for educational purposes only and is in no way intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. For health problems, consult a qualified health practitioner for a comprehensive program.

Ask your health food store for The Natural Path Newsletter

This Barrie website created by Piggybank Marketing