Dermoprotective Effects of Saffron: A Mini Review

Author(s): Hamid Rigi, Leila Mohtashami, Maryam Asnaashari, Seyed A. Emami, Zahra Tayarani-Najaran*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 27 , Issue 46 , 2021

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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.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 20 September, 2021
Page: [4693 - 4698]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1381612827666210920150855
Price: $65

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