An open label, randomized, fixed-dose, crossover study comparing efficacy and safety of sildenafil citrate and saffron (Crocus sativus Linn.) for treating erectile dysfunction in men naïve to treatment

@article{Safarinejad2010AnOL,
  title={An open label, randomized, fixed-dose, crossover study comparing efficacy and safety of sildenafil citrate and saffron (Crocus sativus Linn.) for treating erectile dysfunction in men na{\"i}ve to treatment},
  author={Mohammad Reza Safarinejad and Nayyer Shafiei and Shiva H. Safarinejad},
  journal={International Journal of Impotence Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={240-250}
}
Saffron (Crocus sativus Linn.) have been perceived by the public as a strong aphrodisiac herbal product. However, studies addressing the potential beneficial effects of saffron on erectile function (EF) in men with ED are lacking. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of saffron administration on EF in men with ED. After a 4-week baseline assessment, 346 men with ED (mean age 46.6±8.4 years) were randomized to receive on-demand sildenafil for 12 weeks followed by 30 mg saffron twice… CONTINUE READING

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