Saffron and AMD
Saffron can improve the function of the retina in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a team of scientists from Italy and Australia. At a conference in Sydney, Australia, Professor Bisti, from the Unversity of L’Aquila, and Professor Falsini, from Catholic University in Rome, reported their research findings.
Professor Bisti found that pre-feeding mice with saffron reduced the death of photo-receptor neurons that are usually killed by intensive light. Professor Falsini gave patients 20 milligrams of saffron daily and found an improvement of the electrical response of photo-receptors.