Saffron famously consumed for its flavour also is known for its health benefits. Diabetes is one of the major medical problems which can lead to damage to cells or organs in various parts of the body. Its complications are reported from time to time. A recent study in Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews suggests that saffron can modulate inflammatory pathways in patients with diabetes. This may help halt diabetes and related complications.
Diabetes and hyperglycemia create a proinflammatory microenvironment that progresses to microvascular complications such as nephropathy, retinopathy, and neuropathy. An improved understanding of the mechanisms linking inflammation to diabetes and related complications has stimulated interest in targeting inflammatory pathways as part of the strategy to prevent or control diabetes and its complications.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)