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.

How it works

Pulsatilla might be able to fight pain, fever, spasms, and bacteria. It also might also have calming effects like a sedative.


Not Proven
Conditions of the male or female reproductive system
Tension headaches
Migraine headaches
Hyperactive states
Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
Skin diseases
Asthma and other lung diseases
Nerve problems
General restlessness
Digestive tract problems
Urinary tract problems
Other conditions



Fresh pulsatilla plant is UNSAFE when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It is a severe irritant anywhere it comes in contact with the body, such as the mouth, throat, digestive tract, urinary tract, and skin. It can also cause allergic reactions. Contact with the skin can cause rash, inflammation, and itching. Inhaling the volatile oil can irritate the nose and eyes.There isn't enough information about the dried plant to know if it is safe or what the side effects might be.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pulsatilla isUNSAFEwhen taken by mouth duringpregnancy. Both the fresh plant and the dried plant might cause amiscarriageor birth defects. Applying fresh pulsatilla directly to the skin is also consideredUNSAFE. Don't do it. Not enough is known about the safety of applying dried pulsatilla directly to the skin during pregnancy. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Pulsatilla.

It's UNSAFE to take fresh pulsatilla by mouth or apply it to the skin during breast-feeding. Not enough is known about the safety of the dried plant when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Don't use it.


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