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Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

Very poisonus


Autumn crocus

Effect:

inhibits cell division, relieves pain


Areas of application:

acute gout attacks, severe rheumatism, nerve pain, leukemia, skin cancer and tumors


The autumn crocus remedy requires a prescription and should not be used by laypeople!


Plant parts used:

tubers, seeds


Collection time:

June to July


To find:

On nutrient-rich meadows and on embankments.


Ingredients:

Cochicine and another 20 alkaloids, fatty oil, protein, tannins


Miscellaneous:

🛑 Poisoning is only noticed after 2 hours at the earliest and after 12 hours at the latest; in most cases it is fatal. Even a single seed can be dangerous for a child. There is a risk of confusion with wild garlic leaves.


Difference between wild garlic and autumn crocus leaves: Wild garlic smells strongly of garlic. Wild garlic leaves always have a clear stem, whereas autumn crocus leaves do not. Near the ground, in the lower part of the leaves, you can find the hidden fruit of the autumn crocus (capsule with 3 black threads), but this is not visible in wild garlic.


The cell toxin cochicine is similar to arsenic.


Autumn crocus

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