meadow saffron

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Related to meadow saffrons: Colchicum autumnale, autumn crocus

autumn crocus

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is the primary source of colchicine, an alkaloid used for treating gout in mainstream medicine.

meadow saffron (meˑ·dō saˑ·frän),

n Latin name:
Colchicum autumnale; parts used: bulb, seeds; uses: pain, severe bowel evacuation, induction of vomiting, gout, nausea, diarrhea, rheumatism, leukemia, Beçhet's syndrome; precautions: kidney disease; can cause violent purging, stomach and bowel inflammation, and allergic skin reactions. Also called
cigdem, colchicum, colquico, herbstreitlose, naked boys, wilde herfsttijloos, and
autumn crocus.


grassland, used for grazing and/or haying.

meadow buttercup
meadow crowfoot
meadow rue
meadow saffron
meadow sweet