saffron in the treatment of metabolic syndrome
What is it about?
Saffron is a herb that is used as a food additive for its colour and taste. Different animal and clinical studies showed that saffron has antidiabetic, antiobesity, hypotensive and antihyperlipidemic effects. Thus, it can be used in the treatment of metabolic syndrome disorder. Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Why is it important?
Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Herbal therapy plays an important role in the management of several disorders in the world. This review suggested that after randomized clinical trials, saffron may be implicated as a preventive or therapeutic agent against metabolic syndrome.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Hossein Hosseinzadeh and Bibi Marjan Razavi
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