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What are the risks of saffron?

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Saffron may trigger mood swings in people with bipolar disorder. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use saffron.

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J., editor, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 3rd edition, 2009.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Saffron."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Saffron."

Rakel D. Integrative Medicine, 3rd edition, Saunders, 2012.

Akhondzadeh, B. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, March 30, 2007.

Natural Standard: "Saffron (Crocus sativus)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 3, 2020

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J., editor, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 3rd edition, 2009.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Saffron."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Saffron."

Rakel D. Integrative Medicine, 3rd edition, Saunders, 2012.

Akhondzadeh, B. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, March 30, 2007.

Natural Standard: "Saffron (Crocus sativus)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 3, 2020

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