- It gives relief in gas, flatulence, and constipation. It reduces swelling, inflammation, and pain, and hence used in the treatment of gout, rheumatism, and similar joint affections.
- Suranjan is applied on piles to reduce pain, and heal wounds.
- It has antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties.
- Unani practitioners have been using this drug as digestive, laxative, analgesic and aphrodisiac agent. It is a proven analgesic and a potent uricosuric drug.
Colchicum luteum west temperate Himalaya from Kashmir to Himachal Pradesh at 700-2800 m. Also found in Afghanistan, China in the Himalayan range.