Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) and its constituents on reproductive systems: A review
Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem and Ruhul Amin
Saffron (Crocus sativus L) belongs to the family Iridaceae. The plant contains important constituents like crocetin, picrocrocin, safranal (main component for characteristic aroma). Safranal is the aglycon of picrocrocin; those are responsible for many pharmacological actions. In Unani and Ayurveda saffron is used to cure chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, skin diseases, spasmodic disorders, digestive disorders, kidney disorders. Saffron is also useful in liver and spleen enlargement. According to global statistics, the susceptibility to premature ejaculation is considered as a significant matter and can be important in health planning in any community. Several strategies for treatment and prevention of the sexual weakness have provided that the use of herbal remedies seems effective and useful. Considering the available findings, the present study aims to introduce saffron as a prophylactic and therapeutic agent against premature ejaculation disorders. Our literature review showed that C. sativus and its components can be considered as promising agents in the treatment of premature ejaculation disorders.