(pulsatilla nigricans)

What is Pulsatilla?

This plant has been used medicinally in Europe for hundreds of years. In homeopathy, it is particularly useful in treating diseases accompanied by a yellow-greenish discharge (see below).

Other names : Meadow anemone, wind flower.

Description and places it grows in :

Deep purple flowers with orange centres, leaves and flowers covered with fine and silky hairs, a native plant of Germany and Scandinavia, grows best on well-drained soil in sunny pastures, often found at the edge of woods or on hillsides.

Parts used : The liquid extracted from the pulp of the whole plant.

Homeopaths may prescribe this remedy for :

  • Colds, coughs and sinusitis. Displaying the following symptoms : Profuse catarrh or phlegm.

  • Eye infections such as styes and conjunctivitis. Displaying the following symptoms : Discharge of fluid from the eye.

  • Digestive disorders. Displaying the following symptoms : Indigestion, heartburn, nausea and sickness due to over consumption of rich or fatty food.

  • Women's problems such as PMT, menopausal symptoms, menstrual problems and cystitis. Displaying the following symptoms : Mood swings, depression, crying.

People requiring this remedy will feel worse :

When hot, at night, after eating rich, fatty food.

People requiring this remedy will feel better :

In cool, fresh air, doing gentle exercise, after crying, with sympathy.

People suitable for this remedy are :

Often female, warm-hearted and meek in manner. They are greatly affected by the injustices of the world, easily being moved to tears. These types rarely get angry, preferring to avoid confrontation. They are great peacemakers and usually have many friends.

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