Description :

There are two varieties of colchicum. One is the sweet variety (Metha) and the other is bitter (Kadwa). Both varieties are analgesic, antirheumatic, astringent, cathartic and emetic. They are used to relieve the pain and inflammation of acute gout, arthritis and rheumatism. The bitter variety is poisonous and applied externally to reduce pain and swelling. The sweet variety is also useful in sexual debility.


Details :                                                    

Urdu Name : Suranjan Shirin, Suranjan Talkh

Arabic Name : Qalb al – ‘ard, Sooranjaanm Haafir al-muhr

Hindi Name : Hiran Tutiya, Suranjan

English Name : Colchicum, Autumn Crocus, Meadow Saffron, Naked Lady


Parts Used : Root, Fruit


Medicinal Uses / Benefits :

  • Yellow Colchicum is useful in the treatment of rheumatic swelling.
  • Dried and powdered root of the plant is useful in the healing of wounds.


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