The effect of the extract of Crocus sativus and its constituent safranal, on lung pathology and lung inflammation of ovalbumin sensitized guinea-pigs.

@article{Boskabady2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of the extract of Crocus sativus and its constituent safranal, on lung pathology and lung inflammation of ovalbumin sensitized guinea-pigs.},
  author={Mohammad Hossein Boskabady and Abbas Tabatabaee and Goltaj Byrami},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={904-11}
}
Different pharmacological effects of Crocus sativus have been demonstrated on guinea pig tracheal chains in previous studies. In the present study, the prophylactic effect of the extract of C. sativus and its constituent, safranal on lung pathology and total and differential white blood cells (WBC) of sensitized guinea pigs was examined. Guinea pigs were sensitized with injection and inhalation of ovalbumin (OA). One group of sensitized guinea pigs were given drinking water alone (group S) and… CONTINUE READING