Safety Evaluation of Crocin (a constituent of saffron) Tablets in Healthy Volunteers

Mohamadpour, Amir Houshang and Ayati, Zahara and Parizadeh, Mohammad–Reza and Rajbai, Omid and Hosseinzadeh, Hossein (2013) Safety Evaluation of Crocin (a constituent of saffron) Tablets in Healthy Volunteers. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 16 (1). pp. 39-44.

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Objective(s): Crocin is the chemical ingredient primarily responsible for the color of saffron. It has different pharmacological effects such as antioxidant, anticancer and memory improving activities. Crocin tablets were evaluated for short-term safety and tolerability in healthy adult volunteers. Materials and Methods: The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design consisting of one month treatment of crocin tablets. Volunteers who fulfilled inclusion and exclusion criteria were randomized into 2 groups of 22 each (males and females) and received 20 mg crocin tablets or placebo. General measures of health were recorded during the study such as hematological, biochemical, hormonal and urinary parameters in pre and post-treatment periods. Results: No major adverse events were reported during the trial. Crocin tablets did not change the above parameters except that it decreased amylase, mixed white blood cells and PTT in healthy volunteers after one month. Conclusion: This clinical safety evaluation showed a relatively safe and normal profile for crocin in healthy volunteers at the given doses within the trial period.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV pharmacology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: ijbms ijbms
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2017 17:34
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 17:34

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