घुसृणम् - Crocus sativus


Name - कुंकुमम्

Botanical name - Crocus sativus

Description - The drug consists of the dried stigmas with part of Style of crocus sativus linn. of the family Iridaceae.

Chemical Constituents- It contains glucosides, crocin, crocetin and piciocrocin with an essential oil. Carotenes and lycopene are also present.

Use - It is Used in fevers, melancholia, liver enlargements, catarrhal affections and skin diseases. In over dose it is narcotic.

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