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Saffron is an East Indian plant that is a member of the ginger family and is used as a spice and food color. The underground stems are used in some cultures to treat certain stomach problems. The substance in Indian saffron that gives it a yellow color (curcumin) is being studied in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer disease, cystic fibrosis, and psoriasis. The scientific name is Curcuma longa. Also called jiang huang and turmeric.
Researchers combine ancient art and genetics to reveal origin of saffron

Researchers combine ancient art and genetics to reveal origin of saffron

Researchers from Himachal Report a Novel Bacterial Biopigment with Diverse Applications

Researchers from Himachal Report a Novel Bacterial Biopigment with Diverse Applications