Studies related to White Blood Cell Count and Saffron

A Prospective Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Study Of The Effect Of Saffron (Crocus Sativus Linn.) On Semen Parameters And Seminal Plasma Antioxidant Capacity In Infertile Men With Idiopathic Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 230
Gender Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
In men with primary infertility given 30mg saffron twice daily (60mg total dose) for 26 weeks, supplementation failed to influence any serum hormone or seminal parameter measured (morphology, density, motility, antioxidant defenses) relative to placebo.

There was a decrease in blood pressure in the saffron group (from 127/74 down to 112/66) and decreases in red and white blood cells as well as serum platelets.

Immunomodulatory Effects Of Saffron: A Randomized Double-blind Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 89
Gender Male
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
Six weeks supplementation of 100mg saffron (crude extract of the stigma) was able to reduce circulating IgM concentrations and basophil cell count while increasing circulating IgG concentrations and monocyte counts. Other parameters of immunology were unaffected.