TOXIC ALKALOIDS IN GLORIOSA SUPERBA
Nubla M.*, Sajeena C.H., Shiji Kumar P.S. and Sirajudheen M.K.
Aim of the review is to update the information regarding the toxic alkaloids in Gloriosa superba and their effect on body Gloriosa superba is a perennial creeper in the Liliaceae family It is widely used as a medicinal. plant and it has two toxic alkaloid namely colchicines and gloriosine are used in the treatment of gout and rhumatism G superba has long history. of use in folk medicine Whole plant of G superba keeps several biological. activities such as antioxidant antibacterial, antimicrobial, antihelminthic properties Fatal ingestion of the tubers of Gloriosa superba with an. intention of dibrate self harm,leading to systemic coagulopathy and progressive multiple organ dysfunction. Colchicine is known to cause alopecia The plant can be dangerous for cats,dogs,horses In chronic diseases that require life long treatment with. medications, adverse effects can arise with long periods of use This review include most update information about toxic alkaloids in G superba and their human use and poisonous effect.
Keywords: Pharmacological activities, Clinical effects in poisoning, Case reports.
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