Biological effects of saffron.

  title={Biological effects of saffron.},
  author={Fikrat I. Abdullaev},
  volume={4 2},
This review examines the literature data concerning the biological activities of saffron extract. Numerous studies have revealed that this substance possesses cytotoxic, anticarcinogenic and antitumor properties. A brief description of the other biological effects as well as chemical composition of the saffron extract is also included. Finally, these findings are interpreted and the possible mechanism of the antitumor effects of saffron extract are discussed.