Saffron may help reverse AMD

The UK’s Telegraph (2/6, Hough) reports, “Saffron, the herb used in many curries and Mediterranean dishes, could help stop people going blind in old age, claim Australian scientists.” In one study, “volunteers given pills containing the spice…for three months showed ‘significant improvements’ in their vision.” However, once participants “stopped taking it, the effect quickly disappeared,” a study author explained.
The UK’s Daily Mail reported, “Test findings suggest the spice reverses age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, the most common cause of blindness in old people.” Now, the researchers will examine “saffron’s ability to treat genetic eye diseases that can cause life-long blindness.”

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