Crocin: An Overview

Singla, Rajeev K and Bhat, Varadaraj G (2011) Crocin: An Overview. Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1 (4). pp. 281-286. ISSN 2249-1023

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Abstract

Crocin( Crocetin di-gentiobiose ester ) is the chemical constituent isolated from the Saffron, the dried trifid stigmaof the plant Crocus sativus L. and also from the fruits of Gardenia( Gardenia jasminoides Ellis ) It is found to be effective as anti- proliferative, anti-oxidant, learning and memory enhancer, brain neurodegenerative disorder, sperm cryoconservation, biosurfactant,alzheimer disorder .It has earned a universal acceptability as a phyotherapeutical drug because of its history of safe and zero sideeffects. This communication deals with the phytochemistry and applications of crocin in nutritional and therapeutic purposesandsignificance in the real worldin all aspects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crocin; Crocetindi-gentiobiose; Crocus sativus; Saffron.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 May 2013 04:11
Last Modified: 11 May 2013 04:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/95010

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