Tag Archives: Iridaceae)

Clinical Efficacy of Saffron for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a neurologic disorder characterized by chronic and widespread pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive dysfunction. Treatment may include pain relievers and antidepressants. Duloxetine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) approved for the treatment of FM in North America. Adherence to duloxetine is reported to be poor because of side effects and the intractable

Read more

Clinical Trial Studies Effectiveness of Saffron in Treating Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioid addiction has reached epidemic levels, and withdrawal from the use of drugs such as heroin or prescription opioids can cause acute physical and mental distress. Methadone is often used as replacement therapy in the treatment of opioid dependence since it is slow-acting and able to treat withdrawal symptoms while blocking the high associated with other opioids. Since methadone is

Read more

Crocin Consumption Has No Significant Effect on Metabolic Syndrome Components

The components of metabolic syndrome include high levels of serum glucose and triglycerides (TGs), low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), high blood pressure (BP), and abdominal obesity. Metabolic syndrome increases the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The stigma of saffron (Crocus sativus, Iridaceae) has been used medicinally for its antidepressant, sedative, antispasmodic, respiratory, decongestant, and expectorant properties. Its main active metabolites

Read more

Clinical Trial Finds Saffron Effective in the Treatment of Mild Depression and Anxiety in Youth

Saffron (Crocus sativus, Iridaceae) has been shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults. This is attributed to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and possibly monoaminergic properties. Despite the body of research on its use in adults, saffron has not been studied in the treatment of depression and anxiety in youth. The authors conducted a parallel,

Read more