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Colchicum ( Suranjan-e-Shireen )

also known as
سرانجن شیریں
Scientific Name: Colchicum Autumnale

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Colchicum / Suranjan-e-Shireen (سورنجان شیریں) also known as Colchicum Autumnale, is a herb with very narrow leaves, broadening towards the tip, brownish fleshy underground stems, large yellow flowers and fruits with recurved tips.

Ingredient Name :

Colchicum luteum Baker

Arabic Name : Qalb al-ard, Sooranjaan, Haafir al-muhr, Assabi Hurmas

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

French Name : Colchique

German Name : Gelbe Zeitlose, Gelbe Herbstzeitlose

Hindi Name : Hiran Tutiya, Suranjan

Latin name : Colchicum luteum Baker

Persian Name : Suranjan

Sanskrit Name : Hiranyatutha

Urdu Name : Suranjan Shirin, Suranjan Talkh

Recommended Dosage:

Sweet Variety : 2 to 3 g powder;


Avoid the use of sweet variety in patients taking colchicine. Caution is also warranted in patients on cyclosporine, gemfibrozil, macrolide antibiotics, and St. John’s Wort. Care must be observed with old and weakend patients, as well as with those who suffer from heart, kidney or gastrointestinal conditions.The sweet variety is also contraindicated during pregnancy.

The chief constituent of colchicum is the alkaloid, colchicines, which occurs in the form of yellow flakes, crystals or as whitish yellow amorphous powder. Its odor resembles the hay when dampened and warmed.

The active principle colchicines contained in the corms is beneficial in relieving pain and inflammation of gout. Clinical experiments with colchicum in small doses over a long period have shown success in about 60 percent of patients. The seeds, chiefly the rind also contain colchicines, and may be used in the treatment of gouts in the same manner as the corms.

Colchicum is useful in the treatment of rheumatic swelling. A paste made with saffron and egg can be applied beneficially to rheumatic and other swelling.

Dried and powdered root of the plant is useful in the healing of wounds. It should be sprinkled to the affected area.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Arthritis
  • Constipation
  • Gout
  • Rheumatism
  • Sexual Debility


The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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