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crocin

Pharmacognosy
A mixture of two flavonol glycosides, crocetin (a carotenoid-dicarboxylic acid) and alpha-crocin (a di-gentiobiose ester of crocetin), which are abundant in the stigmas and styles of saffron (Crocus sativus) flowers and have a prostaglandin-like structure. Intramuscular injection of crocetin in rabbits increases oxygen diffusion in plasma, and reduces serum cholesterol and the incidence of atherosclerosis.
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We have an incredible portfolio in pain relief (the Crocin brand), Voltaren, which is the world's top cold brand, and many local brands like Iodex.
Chief among these molecules are crocin, crocetin, and safranal, members of the carotenoid family of molecules that also includes forms of vitamin A.
Antioxidant properties of crocin from Gardenia jasminoides Ellis and study of the reactions of crocin with linoleic acid and crocin with oxygen.
Bijan Malaekeh said the country is resolved to mass produce crocin tablets used for recovery of depression, the Iranian students' news agency reported.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd followed with a 16% share with its flagship brands Iodex, Crocin and Calpol.
MUMBAI -- GlaxoSmithKline has decided to slash the price of the widely-used fever and pain-relief pill, Crocin Advance by half, after the drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) rejected its application seeking an exemption from price control.
This biomedical herb contains many constituents such as crocetin, picrocrocin and volatile compounds including safranal, crocin and crocetin (6), (7).
These are crocin and crocetin picrocrocin and safranal.
The key elements of saffron responsible for it's health-giving characteristics are safranal, crocin and picrocrocin.
Saffron is expensive because you can find its active ingredients, the antioxidant carotenoids crocin and crocetin, only in the three thread-like stigma inside each flower.
It also markets OTC (over-the-counter) drugs such as paracetamol tablet Crocin, painkiller gel Iodex and acidity reliever Eno.