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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders)
ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989
VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1871526514666140217145454      Price:  $58









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

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Author(s): Nooshin Bagherani
Pages 328-329 (2)
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.
Affiliation:
Dr. Nooshin Bagherni's Office, Second Floor, Taha Physicians' Building, 40-meter Street, Khoramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran.