Colchicum Autumnale is a plant. The seed, bulb, and flower are used to make medicine.
- Despite serious safety concerns, autumn crocus is used for arthritis, gout, and an inherited disease called familial Mediterranean fever.
- A drug derived from plant extracts could wipe out tumours in a single treatment with minimal side effects, according to research.
- Scientists have turned a chemical found in crocuses into a ‘smart bomb’ that targets cancerous tumours. Crucially, healthy tissue is unharmed, reducing the odds of debilitating side effects.
- Unlike other side effect-free drugs, it is able to kill off more than one type of the disease, including breast, prostate, lung and bowel cancer.
- Potentially, all solid tumours could be vulnerable to drugs developed this way, meaning it could be used against all but blood cancers.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE for anyone to use autumn crocus, but pregnant women have extra reasons to avoid use. Autumn crocus might cause birth defects.
- Colchicine interacts with AUTUMN CROCUS
Autumn crocus contains colchicine. Taking autumn crocus along with colchicine might increase the effects and side effects of colchicine.
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