Crocus sativus

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Synonyms for Crocus sativus

Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

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Crocin from Crocus sativus possesses significant anti-proliferation effects on human colorectal cancer cells.
Crocus sativus stigma extract and its major constituent crocin possess significant antiproliferative properties against human prostate cancer.
Twenty volunteers took one tablet (200 mg Crocus sativus L.
Not true ( saffron is harvested from Crocus sativus, which also flowers in the autumn.
Our objective was to compare the efficacy of hydro-alcoholic extract of Crocus sativus (stigma) with fluoxetine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression in a 6-week double-blind, randomized trial.
Previous controlled studies from Iran have revealed that Crocus sativus (saffron) possesses significant antidepressant activity.
Cytology of Crocus sativus and its Allies (Iridaceae).
Crocus sativus is generally thought to be the triploid (and therefore sterile) form of Crocus cartwrightianus, and it probably first appeared on Crete.
Plant Crocus speciosus, with elegant lilac-blue flowers, and Crocus sativus, which has large lilac flowers with darker veins, and, for late flowering, Crocus goulimyi, with long, pale flowers.
Our objective was to assess the efficacy of the stigmas of Crocus sativus (saffron) in the treatment of mild to moderate depression in a 6-week double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomized trial.
It was concluded that although Crocus sativus has the ability to negatively affect hematological and biochemical parameters, such alterations were clinically unimportant as they were slight, and test results all remained within the normal range.
Originally from Southern Europe, it is often confused with the true saffron, crocus sativus that is also autumn flowering and produces the very expensive Saffron that is used in cooking.
Evaluation of subacute toxicity of aqueous extract of Crocus sativus L.
DIY it Good idea PLANT crocus sativus and you can grow your own saffron.