chapter  25
Colchicine Containing Medicinal Herbs
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Discoroides in his book, De Materia Medica, described the use of the extract of genus Colchicum for the treatment of gout. In modern clinical practice, colchicine is prescribed in cases of gout and rheumatism not responding to standard medications. Gout is a clinical condition characterized by highlevels of uric acid in the blood resulting in arthritis.