Gloriosa superba is also known as the flame lily, contains a compound called colchicine which is used for
the treatment of gout. Thiocolchicoside is a synthetic derivative of colchicine, that has been used
clinically for a long time as a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic. Thiocolchicoside is a
GABA-A receptor antagonist, so it binds to GABA-A and strychnine sensitive glycine receptor which result
in muscle relaxation. Thiocolchicoside is rapidly adsorbed after oral administration and metabolized in
the intestines and circulation.