Saffron Powerfully Modulates Anxiety and Depression
Trial pits saffron against antidepressant medication
By Mark Davis, ND
About the Author
Mark Davis, ND, is the medical director of Good Life Medicine Center, Portland, Oregon, and his naturopathic practice, Bright Medicine Clinic, focuses on gastroenterological health. Davis is one of a handful of physicians in North America with clinical expertise in fecal microbiota transplantation. Davis is on the board of directors of the Fecal Transplant Foundation, Carmel, Indiana, and chairs the Fecal Microbiota Transplant Committee for the C diff Foundation, New Port Richey, Florida. He received his naturopathic degree with honors in research from the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland. He cohosts the popular podcast The Naturocast.
Study Parameters Assessed
Saffron was first mentioned as medicine in the Ebers Papyrus over 3,500 years ago, as a 'cheering cardiac medicament.'
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