by Marge King
'This exotic spice has been used to treat more than 90 illnesses over 4,000 years. Here are just 8 healthy reasons to use more saffron.
When the Greek gods Zeus and Hera made love, the land burst open with blooming crocuses. Or so the legend goes.
While the crocus (Crocus sativus) is loved and appreciated as a colorful harbinger of spring, its mythic fame and power come from its vibrant saffron fronds or threads.'