Saffron is an integral part of various traditional medicines containing several
phytochemicals having disease preventing and health promoting properties. The
antidepressant, cardio protective and chemopreventive properties of saffron can be
attributed to its constinuent active phytochemicals and bioactive compounds like
crocin, crocetin and safranal. Publicly available databases like NCBI-PubChem and
ChEMBL have millions of bioactive compounds.This offers opportunity to mine the
compound(s) of interest based on desired attributes in the therapeutic area of interest.
The current review, attempts to identify potential of molecular basis of bioactive
compounds of saffron.
Keywords: Active components, Crocus sativus L., saffron, toxicity.
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