July 1, 2016

Pulsatilla

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What other names is Pulsatilla known by?

Anémone des Bois, Anémone des Prés, Anemone nigricans, Anemone pratensis, Anemone pulsatilla, Anémone Pulsatille, Anémone Pulsatille Rouge, Anemone serotina, Coquelourde, Coquerelle, Easter Flower, European Pasqueflower, Fleur de Pâques, Herbe au Vent, Meadow Anenome, Meadow Windflower, Pasque Flower, Pasqueflower, Passe Flower, Pulsatilla nigricans, Pulsatilla pratensis, Pulsatilla vulgaris, Pulsatille Commune, Wind Flower.

What is Pulsatilla?

Pulsatilla is a plant. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are dried and used as medicine.

Pulsatilla is used for painful conditions of the male reproductive system, such as swelling of the testicles (orchitis) or swelling of a structure in the back of the testicles (epididymitis); as well as for painful conditions of the female reproductive system, such as menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) and painful ovaries (ovaralgia). Pulsatilla is also used for tension headache, hyperactivity, trouble sleeping (insomnia), boils, asthma and other lung diseases, earache, migraines, nerve pain (neuralgia), general restlessness, disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI), and disorders of the urinary tract.

Pulsatilla is applied directly to the skin for boils, bacterial skin infections, and inflammatory diseases of the skin.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Conditions of the male or female reproductive system.
  • Tension headaches.
  • Migraine headaches.
  • Hyperactive states.
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
  • Boils.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Asthma and other lung diseases.
  • Earache.
  • Nerve problems.
  • General restlessness.
  • Digestive tract problems.
  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pulsatilla for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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