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Kumkum

Kumkum (CROCUS SATIVA)

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Kumkum (CROCUS SATIVA)

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Please select the varition of this herb you would like to purchase, Single Unit is 350 gm
Product Name Price Qty
Kumkum's Raw Herb
Rs.1,250
Kumkum's Powder
Rs.1,530
Kumkum's Oil
Rs.2,500
Kumkum's Extract
Rs.3,750

Availability: In stock

Quantity: 350 gm, See dosage and product description below
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BOTANICAL NAME

CROCUS SATIVA

FAMILY

IRIDACEAE

OTHER NAMES

 

Sanskrit

Kumkum, Rakt, Kashmir

Hindi

Kesar

Gujrati

Kesar

English

Saffron

OTHER INFORMATION

 

DESCRIPTION

Perennial herb 15-30 cm high, with bulbuous solid corms 3-5 cm in iam.; leaves radicle, long,

linear channelled surrounded by sheath; flowers terminal, solitary or 2-3 clustered enclosed

in spathe, mauve or reddish-purple 2.5 cm across, funnel shaped, talkless, appearing in autumn

with leaves.

PHARMACOGNOSY

Stigma : Kumkum consist of loosely matted mass mostly of intact stigmas attached to the apex

of of the style or separated stigmas, about 25 mm in length having a shape o a long hollow tube

narrowed at the base where it joints the style, broadening towards the upper extremities,

the lips or margin of the stigma irregularly dentate or fimbriate and papillose; texture quite soft

and brittle; colour dark red to pale reddish-brown; odour strong characteristically aromatic;

taste slightly bitter. The attached styles are about 10 mm long, more or less cylindrical

yelowish-brown to yellowish-orange in colour

DISTRIBUTION

This species is native to South Europe and is cultivated in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey,

Persia, India and China. Cultivation in India is mostly confined to the table-land of Pampur

(1600 metres above sea level) in Kashmir and Kishtwar in Jammu.

CULTIVATION

Saffron grows well in cool areas with sun shin between altitudes ranging from 1500 to 2200 m. It grow

well on different types of soil ranging from sandy to sandy loam and also dry siliceous,

argillaceous, ferruginous, chalky soils.

PART (S) USED

KESHAR

DOSE

1/2 - 1 gm.

CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS

Crocin-1, Crocin-2, Colchicine, Glucoside crocin, Crocetin, Picrocrocin, Essential oil,

 Palmitic acid, Stearic acid,Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Salicyclic acid, Campesterol, Stigmasterol

PHYSICAL CONSTITUENTS

Total ash 5.9-13.3 %, Moisture 8.5 - 10.2 %, Alcohol extractive 60 %, Water soluble extractive 58 %, Crude fibre 4.43 %

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES

 

GUNA (Quality)

Snigdh

RASA (Taste)

Katu, Tikt

VIPAK (Metabolism)

Katu

VIRYA (Potency)

Ushan

PRABHAV (Impact)

Varnya

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Antifungal, Antistress, Anticancer, Antiinflammatory, Antinociceptive, Antitumour, Antioxidant,

Cytotoxic, Tyrosinase inhibitory, Platelet aggregating

THERAPEUTIC USES

Enhances eye sight   ·   Abdominal disorders   ·   Skin texture   ·   Anti-pyretic

FORMULATIONS (Yog)

Bala taila             Baladhatryadi taila       Brahmi vati

Chandanadi taila  Guduchyadi modaka     Kacchuradi churna

Karpuradyarka      Kunkumadi taila           Manasamitra gutika

Shrigopal taila

 

 

Additional Information

Weight(gm) -shipping 350.0000
Botanical Name CROCUS SATIVA
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