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Medicine > Alternative/ Complementary Medicine
Saffron: The Age-Old Panacea in a New Light
Sarwat, Maryam
ISBN 13: 
9780128184622
ISBN 10: 
0128184620
Category: 
Alternative/ Complementary Medicine
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Elsevier
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Print on Demand
Imprint: 
Academic Press
Audience: 
Professional and scholarly
Pages: 
294
Weight: 
1.52
Retail Price: 
125.00
Quantity On Hand: 
0
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Synopsis:

Saffron: The Age-Old Panacea in a New Light is the first book to detail the functions and effect of saffron in medicinal situations. This book explores the medicinal aspects of saffron and the effect saffron imparts on various diseases of the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, locomotor system, urogenital system, eye, skin, and immune system, along with their mechanism of action. This perpetual bulb found mainly in Asia and Europe, Iran, India and Mediterranean countries has been shown to reduce seizures, delay convulsions, and as a neuroprotective agent against cerebral ischemia, brain damage, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

In addition, it also reduces depression, hypnosis and anxiety and enhances learning and memory skills.



  • Outlines the history of the medicinal use of saffron
  • Provides details on the mechanism of action of saffron
  • Explores the effect of saffron on specific aspects of the body

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