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Pulsatilla

Herbal medicine
Pulsatilla is not used in herbal medicine, as the raw material is toxic.
 
Toxicity
Abdominal pain, blurred vision, burning of throat and oral cavity, cardiac arrhythmias, chest pain, dyspnoea, nausea, paralysis, vomiting, convulsions and possibly coma.

Homeopathy
A homeopathic remedy formulated from the meadow anemone native to northern Europe. Pulsatilla is used for mucosal discharges (conjunctivitis, runny nose and sinusitis), as well as for acne, bedwetting, rattling coughs, depression, fever, gastrointestinal complaints, hay fever, frontal headaches, mastitis, menstrual dysfunction, migraines, nosebleeds, osteoarthritis, otitis, media, rheumatic complaints, sciatica, sinusitis, urinary incontinence and varicose veins.

Pulsatilla

(pŭl″să-tĭl′ă) [NL]
A genus of wild flowers, commonly called pasque-flowers, wind-flowers, and meadow anemones. The flowers are used in homeopathic remedies and are investigated for their cytotoxic components.

pulsatilla (pl·s·tilˑ·l),

n Latin name:
Anemone pulsatilla; parts used: dried leaves, stems, flowers; uses: diuretic, sedative, insomnia, cough, genitourinary complaints, menstrual complaints, ear infection, eye conditions; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, nephrotoxicity, seizures, toxic not advised for self-medication. Also called
crowfoot, Easter flower, kubjelle, meadow anemone, meadow windflower, pasque flower, prairie anemone, smell fox, stor, or
wind flower.
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The Pulsatilla buds emerge from the earth covered with fine downy hairs all along their stems and a feathery collar that surrounds the petals.
The subtle glories of Erythronium hendersonii, far left, and Pulsatilla vernalis, left; The mellow yellow flowers of Erythronium tuolumnense; A whiter shade of white, not to mention beautiful, tiny blossoms, are what you get with the small but perfectly-formed Sanguinaria canadensis, above
PULSATILLAS are wonderful spring flowers for a sunny well-drained spot.