saffron  vs  turmeric

Natural herbs have abundant uses in the fields of medicine and culinary. The property composition of these herbs provides a distinct taste in terms of food and a wonder panacea when it comes to diseases. Two of the popular herbs or spices being used are Saffron and Turmeric.

  Saffron Turmeric
Hue Golden color Strong yellow color
Cost Most expensive spice Less expensive than Saffron
Derivation Derived from the flower of saffron crocus Derived from rhizome, a type of root native to India and Southeast Asia
Chemicals found in them Picrocrocin and safranal Curcuminoids
Another usage Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and allergies Cure different types of cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders




Saffron is taken from the saffron crocus, a flower-bearing plant. It has chemical properties comprises of safranal and picrocrocin which stimulate the bitter taste of saffron spices. These dried herbs have an annual total production estimation of 300 tons, which originated from Western part of the Mediterranean up to Eastern part of Kashmir. Some manufacturers of this product come from Morocco, India, Italy, Iran, Spain and Greece. This is the reason why saffron is the most expensive spice. It makes the food turned into luminous yellowish orange color.


Its therapeutic treatment can be used in curing Alzheimer’s disease, allergies and may have favorable effects on the heart. It is also believed to help pregnant women give birth to babies with fair complexion by means of mixing the saffron into the milk.




Turmeric herbs can be found in the forest of Asia. It is believed that in the Southern India, claims as the world’s vast manufacturer of this spice. The specific geographical area is located at Erode, Southern India. This is the reason why it is called as the Turmeric City.


Aside from utilizing this herb in cooking, it can also be used in treating various types of cancer, clinical disorders and arthritis. It is popular among women to avert the quick outgrowth of hair on the surfaces of the body. It may also be used as a cleaning agent to ward off impurities on the body.


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