It is less manageable than wine of colchicum, and is now seldom employed.
A peculiar principle discovered by Gieger and Hesse in the seeds of the colchicum autumnale or common meadow saffron.
There is also present fatty material which resembles the fat of colchicum seed, but may be, in part, added fatty acid.
Opodeldoc for rheumatism; chlorodyne for tic; colchicum for gout.
All the preparations of colchicum are poisonous in large doses.
The value of colchicum in joint affections is a tradition of the earliest records of medicine.
From acetic extract of colchicum, 1⁄2 dr.; Dovers powder and compound extract of colocynth, of each 18 gr.
colchicum, kol′chi-kum, n. a genus of Liliace—the meadow saffron, its corm or seed used for gout and rheumatism.
The latter is the most active of all the pharmaceutical preparations of colchicum.
A glance at the sketches of colchicum and Bulbocodium will show a peculiar method of growth.