Today : Friday, September 22, 2017
Iran builds anti-depressant pills by saffron

"The anti-depressant properties of the drug have been proved in a clinical study," Bijan Malaekeh said.

The study has investigated crocin effects on treating depression and anxiety comparing to placebo.

"The drug obtained from saffron is the most important anti-oxidant. Much of saffron medical properties exist in the drug," he said.

Malaekeh noted that crocin could also be used for retinal disorders, Alzheimer and erectile dysfunctions.

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