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Colchicine is not an innocuous medication. It interferes with microtubules involved in cell division. See standard warning below. As to it being ‘natural’…aresenic is natural as well. The ‘natural’ label just means occurring naturally in nature; it does not mean ‘safe’.

WARNING: Colchicine can damage the bone marrow causing severe anemia, low white blood counts, and low platelets. Reduced white blood cell counts may increase the risk of infections. All patients taking colchicine long-term require monitoring of their blood counts.