Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review.

Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2016 May;19(5):455-69 Authors: Khorasany AR, Hosseinzadeh H Abstract Saffron, the dried red-orange stigmas of Crocus sativus L, has been known as a flavoring agent, food coloring and traditional herbal medicine. Pharmacological effects of saffron are mainly attributed to…

Zeaxanthin and ocular health, from bench to bedside.

Zeaxanthin and ocular health, from bench to bedside. Fitoterapia. 2015 Dec 16; Authors: Manikandan R, Thiagarajan R, Goutham G, Arumugam M, Beulaja M, Rastrelli L, Skalicka-Wozniak K, Habtemariam S, Orhan IE, Nabavi SF, Nabavi SM Abstract Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration are known as major ocular problems which cause blindness among the elderly population…

A systematic review of randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) on psychological and behavioral outcomes. [ Free Full-text ]

A systematic review of randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) on psychological and behavioral outcomes. J Integr Med. 2015 Jul;13(4):231-40 Authors: Hausenblas HA, Heekin K, Mutchie HL, Anton S Abstract BACKGROUND: Throughout the past three decades, increased scientific attention has been given to examining saffron’s (Crocus sativus L.) use as…

Comparing the efficacy and safety of Crocus sativus L. with memantine in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease: a double-blind randomized clinical trial.

Comparing the efficacy and safety of Crocus sativus L. with memantine in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2014 Jul;29(4):351-9 Authors: Farokhnia M, Shafiee Sabet M, Iranpour N, Gougol A, Yekehtaz H, Alimardani R, Farsad F, Kamalipour M, Akhondzadeh S Abstract OBJECTIVES: Limited pharmacological options are available…