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Saffron is an East Indian plant that is a member of the ginger family and is used as a spice and food color. The underground stems are used in some cultures to treat certain stomach problems. The substance in Indian saffron that gives it a yellow color (curcumin) is being studied in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer disease, cystic fibrosis, and psoriasis. The scientific name is Curcuma longa. Also called jiang huang and turmeric.
Using spices and culinary herbs to develop new natural product based medicines

Using spices and culinary herbs to develop new natural product based medicines

Saffron may be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD

Saffron may be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD

Combining natural cures with biomedical devices improves bone health, growth

Combining natural cures with biomedical devices improves bone health, growth

Simple tool based on DNA barcoding technology enables naked-eye authentication of food

Simple tool based on DNA barcoding technology enables naked-eye authentication of food

Patent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disorders

Patent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disorders

Use of the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in microbial cell biology with electron cryotomography at the Jensen Laboratory

Use of the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in microbial cell biology with electron cryotomography at the Jensen Laboratory

Persavita’s flagship natural eye health product Saffron 2020 receives U.S. patent

Persavita’s flagship natural eye health product Saffron 2020 receives U.S. patent

Study unravels mechanisms by which saffron-based crocin prevents liver cancer

Study unravels mechanisms by which saffron-based crocin prevents liver cancer

Evolva to set up Level-1 American Depositary Receipt programme

Evolva to set up Level-1 American Depositary Receipt programme

Study highlights importance of zebrafish as a model organism for human disease research

Study highlights importance of zebrafish as a model organism for human disease research

Ziziphora may be effective in treatment of gastric cancer

Ziziphora may be effective in treatment of gastric cancer

New records of fraudulent food products added to USP Food Fraud Database

New records of fraudulent food products added to USP Food Fraud Database

Active ingredient in saffron shows promise against MS

Active ingredient in saffron shows promise against MS

Saffron promotes apoptosis and inhibits growth of cancerous cells

Saffron promotes apoptosis and inhibits growth of cancerous cells

IMD, BioFocus enter marketing collaboration to offer enhanced natural product discovery

IMD, BioFocus enter marketing collaboration to offer enhanced natural product discovery

Panax ginseng, saffron and yohimbine can boost human sexual function

Panax ginseng, saffron and yohimbine can boost human sexual function

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals acquires manufacturing, intellectual property rights from Haemacure

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals acquires manufacturing, intellectual property rights from Haemacure

18th EJAF Academy Awards Viewing Party raises $3.7M for fight against AIDS

18th EJAF Academy Awards Viewing Party raises $3.7M for fight against AIDS

Dr. Chao Herbal Drink Line releases two all-natural, vegan beverages

Dr. Chao Herbal Drink Line releases two all-natural, vegan beverages

Galapagos announces BioFocus DPI's drug discovery collaboration with SPRI

Galapagos announces BioFocus DPI's drug discovery collaboration with SPRI