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Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) and its constituents on reproductive systems: A review

  title={Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) and its constituents on reproductive systems: A review},
  author={Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem and Ruhul Amin},
  journal={Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies},
  • M. Nyeem, R. Amin
  • Published 1 July 2018
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies
Saffron (Crocus sativus L) belongs to the family Iridaceae. The plant contains important constituents like crocetin, picrocrocin, safranal (main component for characteristic aroma). Safranal is the aglycon of picrocrocin; those are responsible for many pharmacological actions. In Unani and Ayurveda saffron is used to cure chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, skin diseases, spasmodic disorders, digestive disorders, kidney disorders. Saffron is also useful in liver and spleen enlargement… 

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