Antioxidant property of Saffron in man

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

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.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Antioxidants / metabolism*
  • Coronary Disease / diet therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liliaceae* / metabolism
  • Lipoproteins / metabolism*
  • Male
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Spices

Substances

  • Antioxidants
  • Lipoproteins