WILD SAFFRON CHARACTERISTICS
Scientific noun: Colchicum autumnale L.
Family: Lily family – Liliaceae
Habitat: In mountains in wed grasslands.
Alkaloids: Colchicine, C 22 H25 NO 6.
The whole plant, specially the seeds.
Medicinal properties of colchicum
Very toxic. Formerly poisonings occurred when people used prepared homemade preparations. Many cases of known deaths are due to this reason.
Today, meadow saffron is not used in medicinal preparations so poisoning in people are rare except when it has been confused with saffron.
Not so with animals, because there have been reported many cases of deaths of horses, cows and sheep that have eaten the grass where this plant grows.
Emetics, gastric lavage.
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19 March, 2019