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

Author(s): Nooshin Bagherani

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 13 , Issue 5 , 2013


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Abstract:

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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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2013
Published on: 02 April, 2014
Page: [328 - 329]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1871526514666140217145454
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