Crocus sativus-Sunit Singh, Bhaderwah

Crocus sativus-Sunit Singh, Bhaderwah
Commonly known as saffron crocus, or autumn crocus,Kesar,Kumkum etc
The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world’s most expensive spices.The stigmas are also used to make medicine. It also contains a carotenoid pigment, crocin, which imparts a rich golden-yellow hue to dishes and textiles.
Some people apply saffron directly to the scalp for baldness (alopecia).In foods, saffron is used as a spice, yellow food coloring, and as a flavoring agent.In manufacturing, saffron extracts are used as fragrance in perfumes and as a dye for cloth.
Plant of Unlimted uses.
Captured at Bhaderwah(J&K)

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