Autumn Crocus

(latin: Colchicum Autumnale)

Popular names:

Colchicum, Meadow Saffron, Naked Ladies


It grows up to 30 cm (12 inches). The whole plant is poisonous. Even small amounts of the bulb or seeds can cause death. DO NOT EAT IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

Health benefits:

anti-cancer diuretic gout-treatment

Medicinal uses:

The seeds are pharmaceutically prepared and are good for gout treatment. The plant is considered to be very toxic if eaten. Boiling the leaves before eating them appears to increase their toxicity. It may cause Vomiting, Stomach upset, Kidney diseases, Low blood pressure. Excess may cause death. DO NOT EAT IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !