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Source : Vegetable
Kingdom Synonyms: Anemone, Wind flower,
Ranunculaceae. Proved by: Dr. Hahnemann in
1805. Duration:40 days First
employed: by Arabian physicians
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It is pre-eminently a woman's
remedy. No type is as universally feminine as Pulsatilla.
It is one of those remedies, which we are apt to select frequently
on the basis of its mental symptoms. There is scarcely any disease
where this remedy is not useful.
:Puls.: "This powerful plant produces many symptoms on the
healthy human body which often correspond to the marked symptoms
commonly met with, hence, also, they admit of frequent homoeopathic
employment, and often do good. We can therefore unquestionably
reckon it as a remedy of many uses
Nash: Puls. will often clear up
those cases which have no "head or tail" to them, in which the
symptoms are always changing and contradicting, pains run here and
Stoerck:The forerunner of Hahnemann in
the modern use of Pulsatilla, which he employed especially in
chronic affections of the eyes (catarrh, amaurosis, spots on
Pulsatilla is always found in
groups, as if seeking company, never, or rarely, as a
single specimen. The plant grows on dry sandy soil, having small
need for water. It appears early, thriving in the cool air of first
spring, but is protected against chill by fine, soft hair covering
stems and leaves. The flower, on its gently curving stem, hangs
downwards: it yields to the slightest breath of air, moving about,
constantly changing its position, as the wind changes its direction
The name, Anemone Pulsatilla, from the Greek word
atienios, meaning "itching", and from the Latin 'pulsate "pulsating
with the wind", as well as the name wind flower express this
characteristic. A popular English name for the plant is "shamefaced
maiden". As changing as the position of the flower is also the
character of the soil, which it seeks, some species preferring soil
rich in calcium, others avoiding it. The greatest "changefulness" is
apparent in the enormous varieties there are. More than a hundred
sub - species of Pulsatilla exist. The same characteristic
"changefulness" exists in the colours.
The name Pulsatilla is
also derived from the Latin word pulsate meaning 'to beat or to
strike'. The flowers pulsate from the winds. The
name Nigricans is derived from the word niger, meaning dark
colour as the flowers of this plant are usually of dark colour.
It was first employed by Arabian physicians as a external
application for ulcers, in the inflammation of eyes, toothache and
headache. It was introduced into homoeopathy in
The Black Pulsatilla is distinguished from
Common Pulsatilla (Pulsatilla vulgaris, Anemone pulsatilla) which
grows only on dry and sterile hills and flowers in spring only,
while the black-coloured Pulsatilla flowers a second time in August
and September. P-vulg. is also much less downy with flowers
that are clear violet or pale red, straight and not hanging, with
seeds surmounted by a long silky tail. Both Pulsatillas
are called Pasque Flower because they bloom in
Easter, and its flowers are used for colouring Easter eggs.
It is found in Scandinavia, Denmark,
Germany, some parts of France, Russia, Turkey & Asia. It was
first cultivated in England in 1731 by Mr. Miller and then
cultivated in gardens. It is a perennial plant. The stem is 1.5
meters high and is simple, erect and rounded. Leaves are
feather like, bipinnatifid with linear segments. Flowers are
numerous, bell-shaped colour varying from dark violet to light blue
appearing from March to May. Root is thick and short and sends of
several strong fibers. The whole plant is covered with silky hairs.
When the plant is rubbed, it exudes acrid vapours. It has an acrid
and burning taste.
Preparation & Parts
Mother tincture is prepared from the
whole plant when it is flowering. Higher potencies are prepared form
the mother tincture. Class 3-drug power 1/6
It is best suited to persons of slow,
phlegmatic temperament who are indecisive and of a timid, tearful
disposition. Usually ladies who are fair and beautiful-looking but
inclined to be fleshy with fine hair and blue eyes, soft and lax
muscles, anaemic and chlorotic with pale face at puberty
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Headers - PULSATILLA -2
Miasmatic Background -
Psora and Sycosis Temperament - Phlegmatic and
indecisive temperament Thermal Relationship -
Chilly or hot (Tyler,Boerike, Farrington-
Ailments from eating fatty and
starchy food, ice cream, chill, getting feet wet, abuse of mercury,
abuse of quinine, abuse of sulphur, tea and coffee, abortion,
ovarian and uterine troubles, Worm affections, indigestion,
irregular menses etc.
Seats of Action
(Pharmacodynamics) Mind, veins, mucous membrane, tongue, stomach,
bowels, vagina, urinary organs, female organs, eyes and ears, uterus
Pulsatilla is prepared from windflower
& the doctrine of signature of it is as follows: As the plant
grows in deserts, patient has a dry mouth. As the plant needs less
water to grow, patient is thirst less As the flowers of the plant
are drooping downwards, patient is very shy. As the flowers are
so delicate that they change their direction by a draft of wind,
changeability of signs & symptoms is marked. As the flowers
are always present in groups, patient likes to be in a group (likes
company) dose not want to be alone. As the stem of the plant is
delicate & is covered by small hair like structures to protect
it from the wind, in the chilly phase, the patient likes to go into
the open air by covering himself.
Active Principles (Chemical
The chief constituents of this drug are
potassium sulphate, anemonic acid, oil of anemone, anemone camphor,
isoanemonic acid, saponin, anemonin.
Pulsatilla is an active irritant to
the skin, producing phenomena ranging from tingling and burning to
vesicular or pustular dermatitis. When the powdered root is inhaled,
itching of the eyes, colic, vomiting and diarrhoea may
Administered internally the fresh juice causes
burning and tingling of the tongue followed by numbness. It is a
diuretic, diaphoretic and emmenagogue; a cardiac and vascular
sedative, lowering arterial pressure and body temperature.
large doses Pulsatilla affects all mucous membranes, induces nausea
and vomiting, slimy diarrhoea, coryza and cough, skin eruptions,
ocular pains and faulty vision. It produces spinal irritation at
first and later motor and sensory paralysis with stupor and
Fatal doses are followed by a slow and feeble pulse,
low blood pressure, slow breathing, lowered temperature, diarrhoea,
paralysis of extremities, dyspnoea, dilation of pupils, stupor and
death. Autopsies of poisoned cases show congestion and oedema of
the lungs, hyperemia of meninges, especially in area of the medulla.
The heart is relaxed and together with the large vessels, is filled
with clotted, dark blood. In other parts the blood is liquid.
The liver, kidneys, spleen and other abdominal organs
are not pathologically affected.
Physio - Pathological
It acts prominently on all mucous
membranes, synovial membranes, veins, eyes, ears and sets up a
catarrhal inflammation. It acts on the skin producing tingling
and burning, vesicular or pustular dermatitis. It is an active
irritant. Its action on genito-urinary system especially females
is very marked, producing -contractive pains in the uterus,
leucorrhoea of various kinds; scanty delayed and often painful
menses. In the males it acts on testes producing swelling of
testes and pain in the spermatic cords. It acts on 'joints,
chiefly knees, ankles and small joints of the hands and feet,
producing arthritic or rheumatic inflammations. It has a
diuretic action on the urinary system. It acts on the tongue
producing tingling and burning of the tongue, which is soon followed
by numbness. It acts on the digestive system and produces nausea
and vomiting with slimy diarrhoea. It acts on the kidney and
bladder and thereby produces copious discharge of mucus in the
urine. It acts on ears where it causes catarrhal inflammation
deafness and ostalgia. It is a diuretic, diaphoretic and
emmenagogue; a cardiac and vascular sedative, lowering arterial
pressure and body temperature.
It produces spinal irritation
at first and later motor and sensory paralysis with stupor and coma.
After fatal doses it causes slow and feeble pulse, low blood
pressure, slow breathing, lowered temperature, diarrhoea, paralysis
of extremities, dyspnoea, dilation of pupils, stupor and
Characteristic Mental Symptoms
General Mild Yielding
, changeable, very tuned to what you want (Avoids any leading
questions). They shape themselves around what ever is presented with
force . Moulds herself to what others want (Phos-Suggestible;
Puls-Malleable) (Puls A river shaped by surroundings ; Phos-cloud,
changing but diffusing) Gay like April day. Weeping tendency,
cannot narrate her symptoms without weeping. She weeps at everything
whether it is joyful or sorrowful. Patient is better by consolation;
all symptoms are relieved by consolation. That gives her immense
comfort and relief.
Child: Pulsatilla children of both sexes are highly
emotional. Devoted, affectionate and mild providing their emotional
needs are met by their parents, but they tend to demand instant
gratification and if they feel deprived they will cry and be
petulant until their needs are met. There is no attempt to
disguise her pain Emotional satisfaction is more important- seeks
for emotional security-rejected feeling easily- needs constant
reassurance that they are loved-moans, whines to attract loving
attention (Phos- active curious adventurous-robust
emotionally) Selfish,Dependent up on her parents, particularly
fond of physical contact Away from home-timid with
strangers Highly personal about her preferences Jealousy- She
will tend to get very jealous of other children if they are favoured
by her parents Fear- darkness- ghosts (Nat.m.-afraid of
men) Being alone makes the pulsatilla anxious esp. in
childhood Aggression is threatening to her-Peace
Adult: She has an
intellect, but it is used exclusively in service of her emotional
needs and desires-does not suppress emotions As long as her home
life is going smooth, she lives in blissful ignorance of much of the
worlds drama. Interest in domestic affairs- but revolve around her
loved ones (Calc.- more interest in domestic affairs- more creative-
as a hobby)-loss of loved ones-they will be at sea They release
from their attachment with parents at their puberty. Pulsatilla who
are fortunate enough to step from the parental home into a loving
stable romantic relationship, cope more easily with
adolescence Emotional instability-esp. in relation with husband
they need constant reassurance if any rejection, cries but
Nat.m.-suppresses) Crying is her most frequent response to emotional
pain Passivity, simplicity and sensuality: She is quite happy
to be lazy unless her mate demands of her that she be
productive Confusion-indecisive- not interested in logical
rational things, lazy rather than unintelligent Aversion to
opposite sex Innocence: Open hearted (Phos) Religious
insanity, aversion to marriage, mania from suppressed menses.
Anguish about the heart, even to suicide. Fancies a naked
man is wrapped in her bedclothes; dreams of men. Fatigued by
mental labour; head is affected. Confusion of head, with pains, as
after intoxication or watching
Pulsatilla Men: Irresolution, shyness, Vast majority of Pulsatilla
children grows up into other constitutional types (Principally
Nat.m), with only a few growing up into Puls women and exceedingly
few into Puls. men
Thirstlessness often associated with nearly all
complaints. Mouth dry, yet thirstless, in intermittent fever,
there is thirst only during heat. (Teste gives a useful clue to
that in suggesting that it depends on the congestive action of the
remedy. The loss of thirst and even aversion to liquid food is "as
if one had an instinctive dread of increasing the excessive fullness
of the vessels." )
Chilliness - Constant internal chilliness even in warm room, but aversion
to cover, pains are associated with chilliness.
symptoms- Symptoms are always changeable. No two chills, no two
stools, no two attacks are alike. It has an ever-changing character
of symptoms. One-sidedness - One-sided complaints. One-sided headache. One-sided sweat.
One sided pains.
Bitterness - Bad and bitter taste. Bitter taste in mouth, also after food
and drink. Bad taste in mouth, especially early in the
Drawing, tearing, erratic, pains rapidly shifting from
one part to another, Pain comes gradually and disappears suddenly or
pain appears suddenly and goes gradually. Pains accompanied with
constant chilliness, and the more severe the pain the harder the
chill (with profuse sweating, CHAM; with fainting, HEPAR-S,;
with frequent micturition, THUJA;with delirium, VERAT.ALB).
Diarrhoea - Only, or usually at night, watery, greenish yellow, very
changeable, as soon as he eats, from fruits, cold food or drinks,
Discharges - Thick,
bland, yellowish green discharge from mucous membranes. But
discharges such as leucorrhoea are sometimes acrid and
excoriating. Sleep - Does not
want to go to bed, first sleep restless, sound sleep when it is time
to get up, awakes unrefreshed,
relived by holding cold water in the mouth, worse from warm things
and heat of room.
Menses - Delayed first menstruation. Menses are too late and scanty or
suppressed particularly by getting feet
Styes - Styles are
especially found on upper lid, from eating fat, greasy, rich food or
Sensation - All
gone sensation in stomach, in tea drinkers especially.
Weeping- Weeps easily
almost impossible to detail her ailments without weeping.
abortion, flow ceases and then returns with increased force, pains
spasmodic excite suffocation and fainting, must have fresh
Desire - Desire for
open air. Aversion &
Craving- Desire for alcoholic drinks,
beer, whisky, brandy, cheese, bread and butter, cold food, cold
drinks, juicy things and lemonade but aversion to warm food,
tobacco, smoking, fats and rich food. Meat disagrees. Desire for
sour, refreshing things." Often desires things he cannot digest;
lemonade, herring, cheese, pungent things,
highly-seasoned things, juicy things". Aversion to meat, butter,
fat food, pork, bread, milk, smoking." "Scraping sensation in
Dreams of black animals, of business, exhausting,
frightful, ghosts, naked men, murder, of misfortune and
accidents. Perspiration - Cold
perspiration on getting out of bed, during coldness on covered
parts, on single parts on the left side, offensive odour, during
sleep and during anxiety.
Heaviness of stomach after eating. Pressure as from a
stone in pit of the stomach, relieved by eructation.
Headache- Bruised pain, shifting type of headache better from pressure
or tight bandage.
headache, with bad taste in the mouth in the morning, without
thirst, with nightly diarrhoea and scanty urination.. Sick headache,
from suppression of the menses, or from some menstrual or gastric
Ears.-Catarrhal otitis, with much pain, specific. Much pain in the
ears, with deafness; the meatus is red and swollen.. Chronic
otorrhoea, with discharge of pus.
system: Thickly coated white or yellow tongue with bad
taste in the morning She always has a very bad taste in the mouth,
early in the morning. Nausea,and retchings after greasy food, with sour eructations.
Sensation as if the food were lodged undigested above the stomach.
Morning sickness, vomiting of mucus; pulsations in the pit of the
stomach; bad taste in the mouth every morning on awaking; she has to
wash it out soon, it is so bad she cannot bear it; Digestive nothing
tastes good to her; absence of thirst, and nightly diarrhoea.
Disordered stomach; nausea; vomiting; repugnance to food; colicky
pains in the abdomen, and dizziness from looking up. Sour, bitter
vomiting after fat, rich food. Gastric disturbance from rich fat
food; she cannot sit long at a time, much walk about to relieve her
pains.. Cholera morbus, caused by fat rich food, with violent pains
in the bowels; worse in the evening and night; drawing, cutting
pains around the navel. Gastrodynia, of the most violent kind, in
mild tearful women, inclined to be fleshy, with scanty menstruation;
brought on by fat, greasy
Haemorrhoids - painful, protruding, blind, with itching and stitches in
anus." The aggravation from lying down in extremely painful
haemorrhoids is contrasted with (Ammonium carb.) which has violently
painful haemorrhoids relieved by lying flat on the back. In
violently painful haemorrhoids, with intense burning, think of
(Arsenicum) and (Kali carbonicum.) In those with sticking, tearing
pains study (Aesculus.) Looking over a number of years I have been
forced to use in these cases a remedy not yet fully proven. In
painful haemorrhoids, in a broken down constitution, where the whole
disease seems to culminate in the haemorrhoids; bleeding,
protruding; a mere touch almost causes a convulsion; it causes her
to scream out at the top of her voice; it is so painful that she
feels that death would be a relief; she lies in bed holding the
nates far apart with her hands; after every stool she has three or
four hours of extreme suffering. In these cases look up the
(Paeony.) The haemorrhoids it cures look like the flowers of the
plant, they are so inflamed, so red and bleeding; oozing; tender to
touch; patient is so worn out with the pain. It has many times
relieved the pain and cured these enormous haemorrhoidal tumors. I
have cured them after they had been operated on, and all sorts of
violence done them, without relief. Do not go to this drug if you
can find a remedy that covers (all the patient.) Many patients will
not confess any other symptoms,and some of these will suffer so much
from the haemorrhoids alone that you will really need this
Menses, Leucorrhoea &
Dysmenorrhoea - Delayed menses after
getting feet wet. Menses come too late. Flow is thick and changeable
in character. Blood flows, stops and flows again. Sometimes there is
intermittent flow, mixed with clots or fluid, coagulable in
character. Her flow is more during day and while walking. With
menses there is severe pain across the abdomen, which is shifting in
nature. There is drytongue with complete absence of thirst. With
menses there may be nausea, vomiting and purging. Leucorrhoea acrid,
burning, creamy. It is milky white in colour with swollen vulva.
Cutting pain in abdomen. It is excoriating and corrodes the vulva.
Pain in back; tired feeling, diarrhoea during or after menses. All
complaints can be found at the time of puberty. Ailments on and from
the pubertic age. " Has never been well since that time."
Conjunctivitis & Styes - There is dryness of eyes and lids with sensation as if
darkened by mucus. She feels pressure as if from sand in eyes. There
is conjunctivitis with profuse, thick, yellow, bland discharge with
burning and itching. The margins of eyelids are agglutinated. There
may be styes, especially on upper eyelids with itching, biting and
burning from eating fatty food or pork. Complaints ameliorated by
washing in warm water, even cold water feels good to the
Abortion & Labour pain -
It is a very good medicine for abortion & labour
pains. Threatened abortion. The flow starts and ceases and again
starts with double force and ceases, again. During pregnancy with
pain, fainting spells and craving for fresh air. Labour pains are
difficult and irregular. During labour, the patient wants doors and
windows open. She cannot bear a warm room. She feels suffocated. Dr.
Huges says that Pulsatilla is useful for its ability to bring about
spontaneous inversion in case of abnormal presentation & in
may be prolapse of uterus. There is a dragging down sensation. She
cannot stand on her feet or walk around much because of the weight
and dragging down sensation. Men Orchitis
- the testicles and spermatic cord
swollen and painful; caused from clod or suppressed gonorrhoea.
Acute inflammation of the
Boys Testicles -
Pulsatilla is the common remedy for enormously swollen
testicles from mumps in a boy. Rheumatism; pains shift rapidly
from one part to another, unattended with any great swelling or
redness; chronic cases, with weakness, rigidity,
coldness, and weight in the diseased tissues. Drawing rheumatic
pains, frequently shifting from one part of the body to another;
constant chilliness, worse
Intermittents, where chilliness predominates, little heat, and no thirst.
The great amount of chilliness, shows how prominently it affects the
posterior portion of the spinal cord. Asthma, Cough
& Coryza - It is a very good
medicine for cough and coryza. Repeated attacks of coryza, with
sneezing and stuffing of the nose with a febrile state. There is
pain on the face through the nose. In the evening there is a
considerable watery discharge with sneezing. In the morning stuffing
of the nose with thick yellow greenish discharge which is bland and
offensive. Large bloody, thick, yellow crust accumulates in the
nose, hardens down and is blown out in the morning accompanied by
thick yellow pus. There is also a loss of smell. The patient himself
feels better in open air and worse in a warm room. Usually cough
is caused by irritation in the pit of the stomach, by taking ice
cold things, fatty and starchy food, ice - cream, or due to
suppressed menses. There is dry evening cough and a loose morning
cough. Cough is shaking and spasmodic; in paroxysms of two coughs.
Involuntary urination while coughing, there may be pain in lower
part of the chest. Asthma of girls from suppressed menses. In
children from suppressed rash or in chronic catarrh of chest.
Sensation of fullness in the chest in the evening with pulsation
which prevents sleep. Wandering tearing pains in the chest. Cutting
pain in pleurisy. Violent heat in the chest. There may also be
haemoptysis. It is also useful in phthisis in suppurative stage in
chlorotic girls. Urticaria; worse nights, caused by fat rich food. Chilliness even in the
summer, when warmly clad, with vertigo, throbbing headache; pressure
in the stomach, pain in the uterus, and dysuria; caused by nervous
debility, or from wet feet.
Warm and closed room, hot food and drinks, after
eating, overloading stomach, lying on left side, on painless sides
with head low. Feet hanging down, towards evening before midnight.
Violent emotions, sitting up, beginning motion, getting
wet. Amelioration- Cool open air,
cold applications, change of position, gentle, continued motion,
rubbing, hard pressure, lying with head high.
well Ars., Kali-bi., Kali-m., Kali-s.,
Lyc.,sil.,stann.,sul.ac. Graph., Ac-nit., Bry., Calc., Euph.,
Nux-v., Phos., Rhus-t., Sep., Sil., Sulph 1. Silicea is the
chronic of Pulsatilla." One of the best remedies with which to begin
the treatment of a chronic case" - H. C. Allen. Pulsatilla grows
well in soils rich in Silica. 2. Pulsatilla can be used in
patients who are anaemic or chlorotic, who have taken much iron,
quinine and tonics, even years before. 3. Sepia should never be
Carbonicum - Centered around self
structure Mild, but not dependant like
Puls. Cyclamen - Female remedy.< space (open air)
- Usually more extroverted, talkative
patient, Puls. more introverted.
Sepia - Like Puls. a
female remedy. Sepia more animalistic, like pushing jealousy,
sexuality. Indifference to loved
Silicea - Sensitive feeling, but headstrong. Mostly yielding for social
Chamomilla - Pains in the ears in the evening or in the night, ameliorated
by walking slowly about the room. In (Chamomilla) you have a
snapping and snarling child, never pleased, scolds the nurse and
mother; ameliorated by walking about. The irritability decides for
(Chamomilla.) You can detect a pitiful cry from a snarling mad cry.
Both are ameliorated by motion, by being carried. Both want this and
that and are never satisfied; they want amusement. But the
Pulsatilla child when not amused has a pitiful cry and the
(Chamomilla) child a snarling cry. You will want
to caress the one and spank the other. (Dr. Kent)
Remedy Comparisons for Hayfever
- Cough- Cold
- is useful in wandering around symptoms.
Pulsatilla has (wandering pains;) rheumatism goes from joint to
joint, jumps around here and there; neuralgic pains fly from place
to place; inflammations go from gland to gland. But here is the
distinguishing feature---Pulsatilla (sticks to its own text;) it
keeps jumping around, but it does not change to a new class of
disease. (Abrotanum) has this metastasis, but it
- Anxiety, restlessness and weakness;
frequent sneezing and copious watery nasal discharge that burns the
lip. Burning, watery discharge from the eyes like (Arsenic. Arsenic)
wants to be very warm; wants hot water applied to the eyes; the only
relief is from sniffing hot water up the nose. The (Iodide of
Arsenic) is worse in a warm room, and, for days after sneezing, the
discharge thickens and becomes gluey, looking like (thick yellow
honey,) this excoriates; much pain through the root of the ,nose and
eyes; often rawness in the chest with dyspnoea.
Carbo veg. - There is a watery discharge and the irritation extends into
the chest, with hoarseness and rawness. In (Allium cepa) we have one
group of symptoms that points to this remedy. Excoriating discharge
from the nose and bland discharge from the eyes; in the larynx,
sensation as if hooks were there, and sometimes this extends below
the larynx; this always means (Allium cepa;) it is also worse in a
warm room like Puls. If the complaint has developed after
being overheated about that time, you will find that (Sil) must
also be carefully compared.
Cepa - The discharge from the eyes
is copious, watery and burning---the lachrymation bums the eyes and
excoriates the cheeks; discharge from nose is bland like Pulsatilla;
sometimes this goes into the chest, then it is no longer
(Euphrasia.) . Iodine - is worse in a
warm room; thick discharge from nose which burns and excoriates and
is yellowish-green; but there is one thing that differentiates it
from all the others---the patient immediately begins to emaciate
when the complaint comes on and is very
- with the thick yellowish discharge, worse in a warm room, there is
a great amount of rawness and burning in the nose;
external nose very sore to pressure; sensitiveness in the root of
the nose; whole face aches and patient is extremely restless; wants
to walk in the open air which does not fatigue him.
Arsenic, Arsenicum iodatum, Iodine, Kali
hydr, and Sabadilla - These
remedies all have dyspnoea and are the ones I have found most
frequently indicated in the asthmatic forms of hay
Lach., Kali bi., Psor., Naja and
Sticta. - There is a constant desire to
blow the nose, yet he gets no relief.
Natrum mur - Symptoms will
be worse in the morning and until toward noon, while in Pulsatilla
they are worse in the evening, the nose filling up with thick,
yellowish-green, ropy mucus, and when the nose has been cleared,a
dry, burning, smarting feeling remains; if the room is warm at
night, She cannot sleep. (Natrum mur.) is a little like that in the
smarting and inability to sleep at night in a warm room. (Natrum
mur) too, the discharge may continue day and night. We have an acute
class in which Pulsatilla is sometimes indicated---copious watery
discharge which ends in sneezing. In the beginning we will think of
(Carbo veg., Arsenic,) (Allium cepa,
vomica - has a free, easy
breathing in the open air, but when he goes into the warm room his
nose stuffs up, which also occurs at night, though the water drips
on the pillow yet he stuffs up.
Psorinum - has the
copious, watery, bland discharge from the nose, it may be
excoriating, it has both. The stuffing up of the nose generally
takes place in the open air; he is relieved in a warm, close room
and by lying down; has some dyspnoea which is relieved by stretching
the arms at right angles with the body. Hay fever is a psoric
sickness. (Psorinum) given in a single dose will so develop the
symptoms that the case will be more clear. The attack is not the
best thing to prescribe for. If it is too violent, a short acting
remedy may be selected that will mitigate it.
Kingdom: Plant Latin Name: Pulsatilla
nigricans Common Name: Wind Flower Homeopathic:
The Homeopathic remedy is made from P.
Plant Latin Name: Pulsatilla vulgaris Common
Name: Pasque . P. vulgaris perfers more arid and sterile
The differences between Pulsatillla
nigricans and vulgaris are: 1. P. vulgaris flowers only once at
Easter whereas nigricans flowers again in September. 2. The
flowers of vulgaris do not hang 3. The flower colour of vulgaris
tends towards pink or red rather than the clear violet of
nigricans. 4. The stem of vugaris is much less downy. 5. P.
vulgaris prefers more sterile and arid soil to Homeopathics Level
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1. - Coryza, fluid or dry,
with loss of taste and smell, sore nostrils, later, a
2. - Pressure in abdomen
and small of back, as from a stone, with disposition of lower limbs
to go to sleep when sitting. sometimes Ineffectual desire for
3. - Greatly troubled with
dryness in the mouth and throat while sleeping, always awakes with a
dry tongue, but without thirst.
4. - Stomach disordered
from rich foods, cakes. pastry, etc., particularly fat of
5. - Thirstlessness with
6. - Wandering pains shift
rapidly from one place to another, also with swelling of the
7. - Bad taste in the
mouth, especially in the morning, or nothing tastes good, or no
taste at all.
8. - Menstrual colic with
great restlessness, tossing in every possible direction.
9. - Noctural enuresis,
particularly In little girls.
10. - Menses too late and
scanty, or suppressed from getting the feet wet.
11. - Mild, gentle yielding
disposition, cries at anything, is sad and desponding, can hardly
give her symptoms on account of weeping.
12. - Sandy hair, blue
eyed, pale face, inclined to silent grief with
Headers Brought to you
1. Indicated in many
affections of women and children or in persons of mild disposition;
in women of light complexion, inclined to plumpness, with scanty,
delayed menstrual flow; derangements of puberty; delay of the first
menstruation; threatened abortion. Frequently used in treatment of
indigestion, diarrhoea, functional nervous affections, catarrh of
different parts (eyes, ears, nose, respiratory tract, vagina);
measles; rheumatic pains etc.
2. Mild, gentle, changing
disposition; easily moved to laughter or to tears.
3. Intolerance of
5. Chilliness in warm room,
6. Face pale, with
sensation of internal heat (head).
7. Pains drawing, tearing;
as from an internal ulcer; worse from touch.
8. Pains gradually
increases until very acute, then lets up with a snap
9. Pains worse in the
evening, up to 11 o?clock or midnight; with chilliness, without
thirst; better form motion and cool air.
10. Pains shift from place
to place; with chilliness (rheumatism).
11. All the discharges are
bland, thick, yellowish-green (eyes, nose, expectoration,
12. Perceptible pulsations
in the pit of the stomach.
13. Menses retarded,
14. Tongue coated white;
taste bitter, sour, foul; taste of food remains in the mouth for a
long time after eating.
15. Aversion to fat and to
16. Coryza with loss of
smell and taste; yellowish-green discharge; cannot breathe in a warm
17. Hoarseness coming and
going without cause.
18. Cough: dry in the
evening and night, loose in the morning; expectoration bland,
19. Pain in the middle of
the thorax as from an internal ulcer (cough).
20. Diarrhoea: no two
21. Leucorrhoea thick, like
cream or milk.
22. Worse in warm, close
room; at twilight; in the evening up to midnight; from eating rich
food or pastry.
23. Better in the
open air; in a cool room; from eating cold food or