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Can the Spice, Saffron, Improve ADHD Symptoms?

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There are many online discussions about which natural supplements can be used to improve ADHD symptoms.

New research conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences is claiming that the spice, saffron, produces the same results as Ritalin in ADHD children 6-17 years old. This was a short-term study of 6 weeks with 54 patients. The researchers used parent and teacher rating scales.  Each group saw an improvement in ADHD symptoms. The conclusion in the study states, “Short-term therapy with saffron capsules showed the same efficacy compared with methylphenidate. Nevertheless, larger controlled studies with longer treatment periods are necessary for future studies.”

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