Verma SK. Bordia A.
Department of Medicine and Indigenous Drug Research Centre, RNT Medical College, Udaipur.
Antioxidant property of Saffron in man. Source
Indian Journal of Medical Sciences. 52(5):205-7, 1998 May. 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.