Volume & Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, August 2015, Pages 365-478 

Review Article

1. Smooth muscle relaxant activity of Crocus sativus (saffron) and its constituents: possible mechanisms

Pages 365-375

Amin Mokhtari-Zaer; Mohammad Reza Khazdair; Mohammad Hossein Boskabady


2. The effects of Crocus sativus (saffron) and its constituents on nervous system: A review

Pages 376-391

Mohammad Reza Khazdair; Mohammad Hossein Boskabady; Mahmoud Hosseini; Ramin Rezaee; Aristeidis M. Tsatsakis


Original Research Article

3. Effects of crocin and safranal, saffron constituents, on the formalin-induced orofacial pain in rats

Pages 392-402

Amir Erfanparast; Esmaeal Tamaddonfard; Mina Taati; Milad Dabbaghi


4. Effects of crocin and zinc chloride on blood levels of zinc and metabolic and oxidative parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Pages 403-412

Siamak Asri-Rezaei; Esmaeal Tamaddonfard; Behnaz Gasemsoltani-Momtaz; Amir Erfanparast; Sima Gholamalipour


5. Safety evaluation of saffron stigma (Crocus sativus L.) aqueous extract and crocin in patients with schizophrenia

Pages 413-419

Bentolhoda Mousavi; Seyedeh zahra Bathaie; Farbod Fadai; Zabihollah Ashtari; Neda Ali beigi; Sara farhang; Sara Hashempour; Nasim Shahhamzei; Hamid Heidarzadeh


6. Effect of crocin on nitric oxide synthase expression in post-ischemic isolated rat heart

Pages 420-426

Mahdi Esmaeilizadeh; Mahin Dianat; Mohammad Badavi; Alireza Samarbaf-zadeh; Bahareh Naghizadeh


7. Saffron supplements modulate serum pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance in patients with metabolic syndrome: A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Pages 427-433

Tayyebeh Kermani; Seyyed Hadi Mousavi; Maryam Shemshian; Abdolreza Norouzy; Mohsen Mazidi; Atefeh Moezzi; Toktam Moghiman; Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan; Gordon. A. Ferns


8. Effect of saffron on liver metastases in patients suffering from cancers with liver metastases: A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Pages 434-440

Azar Hosseini; Seyed Hamed Mousavi; Anis Ghanbari; Fatemeh Homaei-Shandiz; Hamid-Reza Raziee; Masoud Pezeshki-Rad; Seyed Hadi Mousavi


9. Safranal as a safe compound to mice immune system

Pages 441-449

Bamdad Riahi-Zanjani; Mahdi Balali-Mood; Elaheh Mohammadi; Hassan Badie-Bostan; Bahram Memar; Gholamreza Karimi