It is one of the most precious spices in nature and originates in Oriental regions and Asia Central.
It is also grown in Italy in small batches (Abruzzo and Sardinia) and is well diffused in spain, where it was introduced by the Arabs in the 10° century.
Other than its analgesic and antioxidant virtues, Saffron is an aphrodisiac and stimulating plant, rich of highly energizing neuron activators.
The Greeks believed that Saffron derived from the love between Krocos and the nymph Smilace. Furthermore, in Greek mythology, it was believed it had an erotic valence: the God Hermes used it to awaken the senses of his lovers that called for him.