Iranian scientists' study: Saffron recovering breast tumor cells

Studies of Iranian researchers at Trabiat Modarres University have shown that saffron can work usefully for treatment of breast cancer cells.
The researchers have investigated crocetin and crocin in saffron to express p53 and p27 genes in breast cancer cells.

Saffron is used not only as spice but also it is used for medical purposes and cancers.

Crocetin and crocin are important carotenoids of saffron whose anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects have been shown in different studies. However, exact molecular mechanism of the combinations in curbing cancer is still unclear.

The study showed expressions of P27 and P35 genes in the tumors.