Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets

(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders)

Jean-Marc Sabatier  
Laboratoire ERT 62 'Ingénierie des peptides à visée thérapeutique' 
Université de la Méditerranée
Faculté de Médecine Nord
Boulevard Pierre Dramard
13916 - MARSEILLE, Cedex 20


Can Saffron (Crocus sativus) be Effective in the Treatment of Leishmaniasis?

Author(s): Nooshin Bagherani

Affiliation: Dr. Nooshin Bagherni's Office, Second Floor, Taha Physicians' Building, 40-meter Street, Khoramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran.


Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by Leishmania, transmitted by the bite of some sandfly species. It is endemic in 88 countries throughout the world. Pentavalent antimonials are the standard therapy for leismaniasis. Saffron (crocus sativus) belongs to the iridaceae family. This paper will outline the benefits and challenges of repurposing saffron for treating leishmaniasis.

Keywords: Crocus sativus, cardiotoxicity, leishmaniasis, saffron, pathogenesis, treatment.

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Article Details

Page: [328 - 329]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1871526514666140217145454