A review on medicinal properties of saffron toward major diseases

Abd Razak, Saiful Izwan and Anwar Hamzah, Mohd Syahir and Foong, Choi Yee and Abdul Kadir, Mohammed Rafiq and Mat Nayan, Nadirul Hasraf (2017) A review on medicinal properties of saffron toward major diseases. Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 23 (2). pp. 98-116. ISSN 15403580

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10496475.2016.1272522


The stigma of Crocus sativus, known as saffron, is one of the most expensive spices in the world. The bioactive components in saffron, picrocrocin, crocin, and safranal, have demonstrated a wide range of uses and capabilities in the medical field. This review is focused on the potential therapeutic applications of saffron on diabetes mellitus (DM), antitumor, anticancer, antidepressant, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), erectile dysfunction and antibacterial effects.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crocus sativus; herbal medicine; diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular disease; antidepressant; cancer; erectile dysfunction; antibacterial
Subjects:R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering Technology
ID Code:10483
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:19 Sep 2018 13:42
Last Modified:19 Sep 2018 13:42

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