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Saffron

crude source of crocetin and crocein

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Description

General description

Dried flower stigmas that may be used in a variety of histological staining procedures.

Packaging

1, 5 g in poly bottle

Application

Saffron has been used to develop an HPLC analytical protocol for the identification and quantification of the major components of saffron. It has also been used to study its cytotoxic effects.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Saffron is a crude source of the carotenoid antioxidants crocein and crocetin, as well as other carotenoids and monoterpene aldehydes. Saffron has been studied for use as an anticancer and chemopreventive agent and for its effects on antioxidant defense system pathways. A study in mice reported treatment with saffron reduced lipid peroxidation and caspase-3 activity, while increasing total brain antioxidant activity.

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Tissue Diagnostics

All labs need water

Biomedical Applications
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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