Saffron: Carthamus tinctorius
Part used: flowers and seed
Laxative, emmenagogue, condiment, carminative, sudorific, diuretic, diaphoretic. Seed is aromatic, laxative and diuretic
One of the most reliable remedies in measles, scarlet fever, all skin diseases and other eruptive maladies. Produces profuse perspiration when taken hot. Useful in colds and ‘flu. Regulates the menstrual flow.