Saffron to treat eye disease

The herb saffron could be used to treat one of the commonest causes of vision loss in old age Age-related Macular Degeneration or AMD, say scientists from universities in Rome.

A trial was conducted using pills with concentrated amounts of saffron and found that the herb helped protect the eye from sunlight and was active in preventing genetic sight-related illnesses.

AMD affects a majority of the population as they age, and is a major cause of blindness in the elderly.

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