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May 2017

XXV National Congress of Phytotherapy – a success

May 28th, 2017|

The annual congress of SIFit.-Italian Society of Phytotherapy was closed today in Arezzo, with the active and lively presence of over one hundred congressmen and many interesting presentations, starting from the full lecture by Professor Giovanni Appendino of the University of Eastern Piedmont, On "Olfactory and Non-Olfactory Receptors of Essential Oils. Towards a mechanicistic rationalization [...]

XXV National Congress of Phytotherapy

May 9th, 2017|

The Italian Society of Herbal Medicine (S.I.Fit.) was founded in 1992 in Siena with the aim at stimulating the transition from phytotherapy based on empiricism to phytotherapy based on scientific experimentation. Hortus Novus, a member of S.I.Fit., shares this approach in full and participated a couple of years at the interesting annual conference that, this [...]

April 2017

Saffron and neuroprotection

April 12th, 2017|

It has been recently published on “OK Salute e Benessere” an interview with Prof Bisti who reported interesting results obtained both in preclinical as well as in clinical studies where saffron treatment was used to cope with neurodegenerative processes of neuro-retina. Clinical trials performed by the team of Prof. Falsini at Policlinico Gemelli provide convincing [...]

November 2016

Italian Saffron Association conference

November 26th, 2016|

Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Fucecchio, during the conference organized by the Italian Saffron Association, Professor Angelo D'Archivio of the L’Aquila University presented some of the results of researches carried out in recent years, with the cooperation of our staff, on characterization of crocuses. The methods of chemiometrics applied to saffron have allowed to determine, [...]

Linus and Saffron

November 14th, 2016|

Leafing through an old copy of Linus magazine we found this strip. Charles Schulz was a genius, by the magical insights, we already knew, but to know that he was also prescient in science has really surprised us ... and pleased. Enjoy the strip!

October 2016

“Fior di Bontà” in Florence

October 29th, 2016|

Saturday, October 29 at 11.30 at the Tosca hall of the beautiful Florence Central Market our scientific adviser Professor Silvia Bisti of the L’Aquila University gave a lecture on the neuroprotective properties of saffron, during "Fior di bontà" a two days outreach event organized by the Saffron from Florentine Hills Association. This annual meeting has [...]

May 2013

The Saffron improves the sensitivity of the retina in the long term

May 2nd, 2013|

In 2010, a clinical study has demonstrated that the use of Saffron improves the sensitivity of the retina in the initial stages of macular degeneration (AMD). The purpose of the subsequent studies was to assess whether the functional benefits observed, could extend for a longer duration, even at later stages of the disease. In 2012, [...]

Hortus Novus results clear and highly significant for the tablets made with saffron

May 2nd, 2013|

Recently published in the journal "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine," the article on the effects of long-term treatment ZAFFIT ® plus confirms the positive results of natural therapeutic treatment, in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The results, clear and highly significant, in addition to confirming the data already published by the same researchers [...]

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