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A Review on Pharmacological Properties of Colchicum luteum - A Himalayan Herb

Rayeesa Ali, Shayaib A Kamil, Muneeb U Rehman, Masood S Mir, Umar Amin.

Abstract
Nature has blessed us with colossal wealth of herbal plants widely distributed all over the world. They act as parcels of human society to combat diseases. As per WHO reports around 80% of world’s population relies on herbal medicines for their primary health care. Colchicum luteum is a traditional medicinal plant, having some active ingredients used for the treatment of numerous diseases. Various ingredients like colchicine, β-Lumicolchicine, Chlorogenic acid and 3’, 4’, 5, 7-Tetrahydroxyflavone has been obtained from Colchicum luteum during the recent research. Colchicine is the principle active ingredient of Colchicum luteum. The plant has potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer and many other properties. This review is written to put light on pharmacological properties of Colchicum luteum and its role alleviating diseases of humans and animals.

Key words: Herbal plants, Colchicum luteum, Anticancer, Antigout



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