Antiviral Effects of Saffron and its Major Ingredients.

  title={Antiviral Effects of Saffron and its Major Ingredients.},
  author={Sepehr Soleymani and R. Zabihollahi and Sepideh Shahbazi and Azam Bolhassani},
  journal={Current drug delivery},
  volume={15 5},
BACKGROUND The lack of an effective vaccine against viral infections, toxicity of the synthetic anti-viral drugs and the generation of resistant viral strains led to discover novel inhibitors. Recently, saffron and its compounds were used to treat different pathological conditions. METHOD In this study, we tested the anti-HSV-1 and anti-HIV-1 activities… CONTINUE READING