Saffron protects retinal cells from light-induced damage
Saffron is used in Chinese medicine as an analgesic and sedative
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Saffron protects body against liver cancer
Saffron, a spice commonly used in curries, has been found to have antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Saffron protects brain cells
A key ingredient in the Saffron may potentially protect brain cells from diseases involving neuro-inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis
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Iranian brand grave threat to Kashmiri saffron
India is set to become a Rs 20,000-crore aromatic and medicinal market, and a global supplier
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Saffron blues
If at all saffron is to be imported that must come through legal channels with applicable import duties.
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Saffron to be promoted at country level
Saffron would be presented as a product in the Country
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Pampore produces world’s best quality saffron
traditional cultivation of saffron in Pampore dates back to around 500 B.C.
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Before we starve
From Rs 2700-Rs 3000 per 10 grams in 2008-09, selling price of saffron today is Rs 900 per 10 grams. This is a real catastrophe for growers.
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Valley loses 1.5 lakh kg saffron market in India to Iran
Kashmir saffron industry is worth Rs 200 crore at present.
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Valley produced 80 qtl saffron in ‘09-10
Rs 372.18 crore to be implemented over a period of 4 years, 2010-11 being the first year.
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