Comparison of petal of Crocus sativus L. and fluoxetine in the treatment of depressed outpatients: a pilot double-blind randomized trial.
~ Depression is one of the most common neuropsychiatric conditions, with a lifetime prevalence approaching 17%. ~
Psychiatrists find that many patients cannot tolerate the side effects, do not respond adequately, or finally lose their response. ~
Many herbs with psychotropic effects have far fewer side effects. ~
A number of recent preclinical and clinical studies indicate that stigma and petal of Crocus sativus have an antidepressant effect. ~
The present study is supportive of other studies which show the antidepressant effect of C. sativus. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17174460 and http://jmp.ir/browse.php?a_id=560&sid=1&slc_lang=en&ftxt=1