Azerbaijan International

Summer 2006 (14.2)

Saffron: Can it Cure Cancer?

Scientists Are Convinced of Its Potency

A basketful of freshly picked saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) blossoms, which are prized for their three reddish colored stigmas. Photos in this article are by Anna Tatti, taken in November 2005 at the annual harvest at the farm of her cousin Antonio Cao, who lives in the village of Villanovafranca, on the island of Sardinia off the coast of Italy. For years, he has been cultivating saffron primarily for family and friends. Photo: Anna Tatti, Sardinia

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