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Dermoprotective Effects of Saffron: A Mini Review

[ Vol. 27 , Issue. 46 ]

Author(s):

Hamid Rigi, Leila Mohtashami, Maryam Asnaashari, Seyed A. Emami and Zahra Tayarani-Najaran*   Pages 4693 - 4698 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Crocus sativus L. (Iridaceae), known as saffron, is widely used as a coloring agent, food additive, and medicinal spice. Saffron can be beneficial for treating convulsions, tumors, oxidative-related diseases, inflammation, memory impairments, and depression. These effects are due to its chemical components like anthocyanins, flavonoids and terpenoids. Saffron has been shown to be of benefit for treating skin diseases as a result of its anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, depigmenting, and repairing activities. Therefore, it is used for formulating various lotions, creams, and cosmetics emulsions, namely sunscreens, moisturizers, and anti-spot and anti-aging products. In this review, we have presented various skin protective effects of saffron and its components.

Keywords:

Crocus sativus, dermoprotective, saffron, skin diseases, crocin, crocetin, safranal.

Affiliation:

Medical Toxicology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Medical Toxicology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Targeted Drug Delivery Research Center, Pharmaceutical Technology Institute, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad



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