Abstract Title:

Evaluation of the antitussive effect of stigma and petals of saffron (Crocus sativus) and its components, safranal and crocin in guinea pigs.

Abstract Source:

Fitoterapia. 2006 Sep;77(6):446-8. Epub 2006 May 24. PMID: 16814486

Abstract Author(s):

Hossein Hosseinzadeh, Jafar Ghenaati

Abstract:

The antitussive activity of Crocus sativus stigma and petal extracts and its components, safranal and crocin, was evaluated using the nebolized solution of citric acid 20% in guinea pigs. The extract and agents were injected intraperitoneally. The ethanolic extract of C. sativus (100-800 mg/kg) and safranal (0.25-0.75 ml/kg) reduced the number of cough. The ethanolic and aqueous extracts of petal and crocin did not show antitussive activity.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antitussive Agents : CK(12) : AC(2)

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