Suppression of pulmonary tumor promotion and induction of apoptosis by Crocus sativus
Comment: The novelty of this trial is that while previous studies used the stamen of Crocus sativus
(which accounts for the expense of the spice saffron), this trial used the less expensive part, the petals, and demonstrated albeit in a small sample that it is an effective and cost effective antidepressant.
Karyotype and meiotic behaviour of the triploid Crocus sativus
is certainly a garden-worthy plant and, while we would need a huge garden if we intended to produce our own saffron, it is an attractive addition to autumn displays and worth growing simply for its value as a conversation piece.
Histopathological study of subacute toxicity of Crocus sativus
Effects of Crocus sativus
stigma extract and its constituents, crocin and safranal, on intact memory and scopolamine-induced learning deficits in rats performing the Morris water maze task.
At 6 weeks, the saffron subjects showed significantly better outcomes on the Hamilton depression rating scale than placebo, indicating "the efficacy of Crocus sativus
[saffron] in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.
Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, is harvested from the stigmas of Crocus Sativus
- no reason why you shouldn't grow your own and save some money
GROWTH: Philadelphus or mock orange may need pruning now EXPENSIVE LUXURY: Crocus sativus
that yields saffron
Gardeners on either coast can relate to the authors whacking back wisteria, pruning the roots of a potted bay tree, delighting in the variety of winter-blooming camellias, and eschewing long vacations so as not to miss being there when the Crocus sativus
SAFFRON IS A SPICE and a perfume ingredient derived from the dried stigma of the flower of the saffron crocus, Crocus sativus
TriNeuroPlex, derived from the Crocus sativus
plant, has been shown to support a multitude of memory enhancing and mood altering benefits.