Suranjan shirin (Colchicum autumnale): A review of an anti-arthritic Unani drug
Mohammad Zakir Siddiqui and Sada Akhtar
Arthritis is one of the most prevalent disease and among the biggest health care problems which affects hundreds of millions of people throughout the world and is a leading cause of disability in the community. Tibb-e-Unani claims to possess a number of effective and safe drugs useful in the treatment of arthritis. Suranjan Shirin (Colchicum autumnale) is an important drug of Unani Medicine commonly used in the management of Waja ul Mafasil (Arthritis). It is mentioned by all renowned Unani authors in their books as a primordial drug in arthritis. Suranjan Shirin is a perennial herb belongs to the family Colchicaceae. The corms of Colchicum autumnale is chiefly used to relieve the pain and inflammation and shorten the duration of acute gout and certain gouty infections. It is also used for external application to lessen inflammation and pain. The present paper also reviews recent investigations carried out on Suranjan Shirin during recent times.
How to cite this article:
Mohammad Zakir Siddiqui, Sada Akhtar. Suranjan shirin (<em>Colchicum autumnale</em>): A review of an anti-arthritic Unani drug. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(12):09-12.