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Indian J Med Sci. 1998 May;52(5):205-7.

Antioxidant property of Saffron in man.

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Department of Medicine and Indigenous Drug Research Centre, RNT Medical College, Udaipur.

Abstract

50 mg of Saffron dissolved in 100 ml of milk was administered twice a day to 20 human subjects. Lipoprotein oxidation susceptibility (LOS) was estimated initially and after 3 and 6 weeks. There was a constant decrease in LOS during this period. From a mean of 66.4 +/- 3.18 it decreased to 38.3 +/- 2.8 in 10 healthy individuals and from 76.0 +/- 3.72 to 48.8 +/- 3.0 in 10 patients of CAD. The significant fall (P < 0.001) in LOS indicates the potential of Saffron as an antioxidant.

PMID:
9808914
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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