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Saffron (Crocus sativus) is considered the most expensive spice in the world, costing between $500 and $5000 USD per pound. It is one of the most highly regarded and highest value botanical plants in the world and is a recognized natural health product. It is traditionally used for different health conditions, including sexual dysfunction, depression and mood disorders, cancer, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), baldness, asthma cough, and weight loss.
The main objective of this project is to develop a sustainable line of saffron products to ensure limited waste and maximum health benefits. This project will focus on identifying the optimum techniques, from farming to extraction and final product manufacturing, so as to promote health of the earth, as well as health of the Canadian public.
Himapure Research Laboratories Inc
University of Ottawa
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