Hemorrhaging, such as nosebleeds or uterine bleeding
Nervous excitement with rapidly alternating moods and hysterical behavior
Origin : Native to India and the Balkans, and now cultivated in Spain, France, Italy, and the Middle East.
Background : It takes roughly 150,000 flowers and 400 hours’ work to make 2 lb (1 kg) of dried saffron, making it the most costly spice in the world.
Preparation : The dried stigmas of the plant are macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : The range of key symptoms for which Crocus is generally prescribed includes nervous excitement, alternating moods, sensation as if something is moving inside the abdomen, and hemorrhages with dark, clotted, stringy blood, usually in the form of nosebleeds or uterine bleeding. Crocus is taken for rapidly alternating mental and physical states. The nervous system is overexcited, causing mood swings and hysterical, excited behavior. The feeling that something is moving inside the abdomen may be linked to general nervous hyperactivity. Hopping or jumping sensations may be felt inside the abdomen; these may be linked to a false pregnancy.
Symptoms Better : For open air; for yawning; after breakfast.
Symptoms Worse : For movement; during pregnancy; for puberty; for changes of the moon; for fasting; for a warm room.