The saffron extract has fewer side effects than the pharmaceutical antidepressants, and also scientists claim that it works better when it comes to depression!
In addition, saffron is the safer alternative to antidepressants in treating mild to moderate depression, the study shows.
The conclusions come from the study of six separate studies conducted in 230 clinically depressive patients.
Saffron is better than drugs for depression
“Saffron and his antidepressant action we explore into the slightest details and also we can safely say that the effect is positive”.
That says Dr. Adrian Lopresti, author of the study.
Some of the most common side effects of antidepressants are drowsiness, constipation, and also sexual problems.
Saffron, however, does not have a connection with such severe side effects.
It is not yet known why it does this, but it is probably at least partly due to its antioxidant effect.
The last ten years of statistic shows that people which suffer from depression have high levels of inflammation.
In addition, those people have free radical damage associated with oxidative stress.
That can also lead to an interesting conclusion that antioxidants and anti-inflammatory drugs act as antidepressants say Dr. Adrian Lopresti.
Saffron is both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, writes “Psy Blog”.
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