Biological evaluation of saffron Crocus Sativus L extracts from Jammu and Kashmir
Sajad H Wani, Shabir Ahmad lone, Mir Faisal Mustafa
Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, and is derived from dried stigma of the saffron flower and is having very high medicinal potential due to presence of some bioactive compounds like crocin, picrocrocin and safranal. In present study bioevaluation studies of different samples of Crocus sativus L. collected from different places of Jammu and Kashmir were done in order to estimate the efficacy of different extracts against different cancer cell lines. The bioevaluation studies were carried out by studying the antiproliferative and antioxidant potential of methanolic extracts of different samples of saffron. Saffron extracts showed high antiproliferative activities when used against Caco-2 and A-549 cancer cell lines. Also high antioxidative potential was observed in saffron extracts which was revealed through MTT and DPPH assays. Thus present study clearly deciphers the pharmacological potential of crocus sativus L.
Sajad H Wani, Shabir Ahmad lone, Mir Faisal Mustafa. Biological evaluation of saffron Crocus Sativus L extracts from Jammu and Kashmir. International Journal of Advanced Science and Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 31-35