Pulsatilla Nigricans (Pulsatilla) is a plant kingdom remedy, a wild plant native to Central Europe and Southern England and grows on a sunny day. It is commonly known as windflower or meadow anemone and belongs to the family Ranunculaceae of the buttercup family.
Pulsatilla is one of the polychrest remedies proved by Dr. Hahnemann, and there is scarcely any disease in which this medicine is not useful. It has a wide range of applications but is only useful when it is indicated.
The medicine is prepared from the tincture of the fresh plant when in flower by adding alcohol to the chopped and pounded pulp. The plant grows in sandy pasture ground, downhill and exposed to the sun. Its flower is bell-shaped, clear violet or pale red, and plumped seeds head.
Pulsatilla is adapted to the person indecisive or those who are not able to make a decision easily, slow, and have the phlegmatic temperament.
They are the person who is timed and have a lachrymose or weeping disposition, with a tendency to inward grief and silent peevishness.
It is particularly suitable for females having menses irregularities, who weeps easily and better by consolation. The person is mild, gentle, and has sandy hair, blue eyes, pale face, and easily move from laughter to tears.
Pulsatilla is indicated to the chilly patients, but their conditions get aggravated by warmth and there is marked shirtlessness with great dryness of mouth in nearly all complaints. These characteristics symptoms of chill, warmth aggravation and shirtlessness are the keynotes of Pulsatilla.
The leading indication of Pulsatilla patients are they have never been well since the puberty age when the first serious impairment of health is referred. Never been well since- anemia, bronchitis, or phthisis.
Pulsatilla is indicated when the symptoms of the patients are always changing and contraindicating. The secretion from all mucous membranes of Pulsatilla patients is thick, bland, and yellowish-green.
Pulsatilla has characteristic wandering pain that rapidly shifts from one part to another. Changeableness is one of the most important keynotes of Pulsatilla.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Pulsatilla is indicated to the person who has a mild, weeping disposition and is inclined to be very gloomy and wants consolation and sympathy from everyone.
Pulsatilla is indicated to treat ailments that are of emotional and mental nature. Ailments are either one-sided or change their location. This changeable nature can be seen in the patient’s behavior, their moods are always changing from laughter to crying and from happy to sad.
Pulsatilla is indicated to the person who wants care, consolation, and company of others and is often fearful of being alone, of the dark, or in a crowd.
They are very conscientious about the less important things. They are inattentive, hurriedly do things and do something different from what they are intended to do.
Pulsatilla is useful to the person who is ill-humored and discontented all day without any cause with hypochondriac moroseness.
Pulsatilla is an effective remedy to treat vertigo with nausea. Vertigo is a very frequent accompaniment of Pulsatilla. It is especially noticed on looking up, usually associated with nausea and gastric troubles, with feeling as if he would fall.
It is used also used in one-sided headaches or migraine. On moving the eyes there is pain deep in the orbit with bruised sensation in the forehead as if the forehead will fall out. Headache gets worse in the evening by mental exertion and by warmth.
It is also useful to treat the large pimple or pustule on the scalp, it becomes swelled and very painful while combing the hair. There is drawing pain on the scalp while brushing the hair.
Pulsatilla is a useful remedy to treat many eyes related diseases like pustular Conjunctivitis, Keratitis, and Chalazion or stye.
There is burning and itching in the eyes with a sensation as if a foreign body is in it. The person keeps rubbing his eyes until it becomes red and there is profuse lachrymation also.
Pulsatilla is indicated to the person having a general tendency to develop styes with inflammation of sclera or white of eyes. It is effective in treating various forms of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) with blurred vision. The discharge is thick yellow and bland in conjunctivitis.
Pulsatilla is useful to treat the earache with darting and tearing pain and sometimes involve face and teeth and even extending to the throat preventing swallowing.
It is used to treat otorrhea and inflammation of concha of the ear, the discharge is profuse and purulent sometimes bloody but not excoriating.
Pulsatilla is also indicated to treat the catarrhal inflammation in the ear from suppressed cold in the nose. Sometimes there is deafness with feeling as though the ears were stopped or sometimes with pulsation in the ear as from a pulse.
Pulsatilla is one of the frequent remedies for nasal catarrh. There is usually more or less soreness in the nose which is sometimes swollen.
The discharge is profuse and thick but sometimes thin usually with loss of smell.
It is indicated when the discharge alternates with the dry stoppage of the nose, especially when it is stopped in the evening.
Pulsatilla is indicated to treat the neuralgic toothache that ceases entirely in the open air and becomes worse in a warm room. Toothache relieved by holding cold water in the mouth and worse by warm things.
There is great dryness of the mouth and pharynx without thirst and covered with insipid mucus and offensive breath that is not perceptible to himself.
The tongue is covered by tenacious mucus. The person craves butter and beer but dislikes bread and hot foods and drinks.
Pulsatilla is used to treat facial neuralgia, especially of the right side of the face and head that becomes worse at night. There is throbbing pain with external soreness and pulsation in the head.
It is indicated in peripheral facial paralysis when the person tries to move his facial muscle but only one side responds, leaving the other side expressionless.
It is used to treat erysipelas of the face with fiery red rashes on the face having raised edges. The affected area may resemble the peel of an orange.
Pulsatilla is used in pharyngeal catarrh, with the varicose condition of the mucus membrane, sometimes with stinging in the throat.
The throat is covered with tenacious mucus and there is boring pain in the submaxillary glands on swallowing that projected into the throat as if they were sore and raw.
Pulsatilla is an effective medicine useful to treat many respiratory-related diseases. The congesting action of the Pulsatilla is well shown in the respiratory symptoms.
In catarrhal condition, there is pressure upon the chest and the glands of the air passage appear to be swollen and inflamed and unable to secrete mucus necessary to moisten the lungs.
It is used to treat dyspnoea with intense desire for fresh air, lung infection like catarrhal pneumonia, and spasmodic cough with involuntary urination while coughing indicates to give pulsatilla to that patient.
Pulsatilla is indicated when a patient complains of palpitation from talking and when he lies on the left side it becomes rapid. There is anxiety with palpitation forcing the patient to throw off his clothes.
Pulse is slow and there is general sluggish circulation with chilliness. It is used in the disease of vein-like phlebitis, especially of the lower extremities and it is frequently useful in varicose veins.
Pulsatilla is the top listed remedy useful in treating many gastric troubles due to fatty foods with pain between the shoulders and heavily furred tongue.
There is atonic dyspepsia, and digestion is very slow, the food is tasted or regurgitated a long time after eating. This medicine is indicated in gastralgia with profuse sweat of the face.
Pulsatilla can be given to the person having general cravings for the acids and aversion to meat and fat or rich foods.
Pulsatilla is used in the intestinal colic and diarrhea in children. There is rumbling in the abdomen with the gurgling of the flatus, moving of flatus from one part of the intestine to another and uprising into the chest.
Flatus rumbled and move painfully in the abdomen not ameliorated by the emission of flatus. There is tension in the abdomen as everything is full, hard, and immovable as if he couldn’t pass anything neither stool nor flatus.
Pulsatilla is used in hemorrhoids that bleed easily after stool and are frequently associated with gastric derangements,
It is indicated in diarrhea from fright or by eating ice cream and pastry that gets worse for being in a warm room. The condition of alternate diarrhea and constipation was also treated by Pulsatilla.
Pulsatilla is used to treat incontinence of urine at night and also during the day while coughing or when walking. After exposure to cold air, the urine becomes turbid with profuse sediment and there is a spasmodic pain in the region of the bladder extending to the hips and thighs.
It is used to treat haematuria, suppressed gonorrhea with profuse slimy discharge, and sometimes called for when the urine is loaded with urate of ammonia in young children.
Pulsatilla is used to treat many male sexual-related disorders. The patient complains of erection in the morning after waking that lasts for a long time and is sometimes painful with a discharge of prostatic fluid.
It is indicated when there is severe itching and burning in the scrotum in the morning and the right-sided scrotum becomes swollen.
There is itching in the region of the seminal vesicle in the morning causing inclination for emission without erection and any amorous thoughts.
It is an extremely useful remedy for epididymitis, neuralgia of the testes, and hydrocele that do not get ameliorated by warm application.
Pulsatilla is the remedy highly indicated to treat the derangements at puberty like suppressed or delayed menses and dysmenorrhea from getting the feet wet.
It is indicated to treat amenorrhea at puberty with numerous concomitant symptoms, especially with a nosebleed, headache, colic, and backache.
It is also indicated in the threatened abortion and prolapse of the uterus, uterine inertia especially with palpitation and suffocation, always desire of fresh air.
Pulsatilla is a highly indicated remedy for the pains that are of shifting type. There is hard glandular swelling in the right axilla and stitches in the right deltoid, painful and throbbing.
Pulsatilla is effective for the cramps of the muscles of the extremities at night. There is sickening pain in the arm when the patient raises the arm, he cannot get it down in the same way.
It is used when the patient complains of sudden paralytic weakness on beginning to walk after long sitting. There is bruised pain in the spot on one side of the knee cause difficulty in walking.
Pulsatilla is indicated to treat backache that generally involves sacrum and hips, it gets aggravated when lying on the back while becomes better when lying on sides and by changing the position.
There is sprained pain on motion and after sitting can scarcely rise. The pain gets better by bending backward and by walking.
Pulsatilla is the remedy that is usually indicated in erysipelas that changes its location.
There is biting itching here and there below the elbow and on the upper part of the sternum that is not relieved by scratching but becomes painful after scratching.
Pulsatilla is indicated for the abscess on the root of the nose, pimples on the forehead and scalp, and boils here and there. It is also useful in measles having reddish spots on different parts of the body usually indicated after the fever has subsided.
Pulsatilla is occasionally useful in intermittent fever, chill without thirst, and with distressing desire for fresh air.
During fever there is frequently heat of one part and coldness of other, the perspiration is usually profuse during the night.
It is also useful in ague without sweat, usually, in febrile disorders, it is indicated in predominating chilliness.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Pulsatilla is aggravated in a warm and closed room, in the evening, by warm application, when beginning to move and while rising after sitting.
The gastric troubles are aggravated by indigestible food and very rich fatty foods.
The menstrual troubles become worse by getting the feet wet.
The conditions of Pulsatilla become better in the fresh open air, by uncovering and by gentle or continued motion. Consolation and sympathy from others also make the condition of Pulsatilla better.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Pulsatilla are- Lyco; Sulph. Acid; Arg-nit; Klai mur; Silicea.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
Pulsatilla is compatible with Arsenic; Bryonia; Belladonna; Ignatia; Nux; Phos; Sepia; Sulph.
The bad effects of Pulsatilla are antidoted by Camphor, Chamomilla, Coffea, Ignatia, and Nux
Pulsatilla antidotes China; China sulph; Ferrum; Mag carb; Vpours of Mercury and Copper; Bell; Chamo; Coffea; Platina; Lyco; Gels; and toadstool poisoning
Follows well after
Kali bi; Lyco; Sep; Sil; Sulph.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Pulsatilla Nigricans.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Pulsatilla and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Pulsatilla is used by many homeopaths to relieve the mental symptoms associated with emotional distress, effects of grief, sadness, and weeping.
It is mainly used to relieve many health-related issues like back pain, toothache, gastric difficulties, amenorrhea in teenagers, and labor pain in pregnant women.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture of Pulsatilla in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Pulsatilla works well to treat the conditions like migraine, earache, neuralgic pain, varicose vein, and chickenpox.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Styes and Blepharitis
- Earache and Otorrhea
- Nasal catarrh
- Cold and cough
- Gastric troubles associated with nausea.
- Diarrhea and constipation.
- Hemorrhoids that bleeds
- Abscess and acne
- Prostate enlargement
- Menstrual disorders
- Threatened abortion
- Facial neuralgia.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Pulsatilla are seen then it can be antidoted by Camphor, Coffea, Nux, or Ignatia.