Macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in many people ages 50 and above. It affects millions of people and is expected to get higher in the next five years.
According to some research, the degeneration may not be the cause of vision problems, but gradually the center of the visual field will become altered, slowly going from blurriness and waviness to creating a “hole” in the center of the vision.
Fortunately, scientists have discovered that saffron can improve visual acuity as well as sensitivity to light, even in people with early macular degeneration.
Saffron is a culinary spice derived from parts of the crocus flower. It has the ability to improve visual acuity and to improve sensitivity of the retina to light in people with early macular degeneration.
Saffron is also a unique formula that contributes to healthy eye structure and helps against damage caused by sunlight, free radicals and daily oxidative stress
The researchers noted that saffron contains chemical compounds called crocin and crocetin. Crocin protects photoreceptors from light-induced death and increases the availability of oxygen to the cells.
Source: Health Natural World