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

@article{Nyeem2018TherapeuticEO,
  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},
  year={2018},
  volume={6},
  pages={01-04}
}
  • 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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Research into the chemical composition of saffron, the dried stigmas of Crocus sativus, has seen a renaissance in recent years. Different HPLC protocols for the analysis of saffron constituents have
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Introduction Crocus sativus, unknown as a wild plant, is considered to be a mutant that has derived from C. cartwrightianus. The cultivated clone was probably selected for its triploid vigour and
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Generally, it is concluded that addition of appropriate amounts of natural extracts such as SAE to maturation medium improves oocyte maturation and embryo development.
A prospective double‐blind randomized placebo‐controlled study of the effect of saffron (Crocus sativus Linn.) on semen parameters and seminal plasma antioxidant capacity in infertile men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia
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Saffron does not statistically significantly improve semen parameters in infertile men with idiopathic OAT and previous rigorous scientific investigations, documenting their safety and efficacy are required.
Crocus sativus L. (saffron) in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a double‐blind, randomised and placebo‐controlled trial
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This double‐blind and placebo‐controlled trial investigated whether saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus L.) could relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
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
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It is found that a beneficial effect of saffron administration in men with ED is not supported and treatment satisfaction as assessed by partner versions of EDITS was found to be very low in saffrons patients.
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