Fact Sheets

Pulsatilla Pulsatilla 

(Pulsatilla nigricans)

The pulsatilla, or windflower as it is also known, contains a poisonous substance which results in blisters in the mouth and throat if chewed. Homoeopath will often prescribe Pulsatilla to patients with conditions accompanied by a thick discharge.

Pulsatilla was made as a remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes in the individuals were recorded.

When a Homoeopath sees a patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Pulsatilla can eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.

This Homoeopathic Remedy May Aid...

  • bedwetting

  • breast infections

  • chickenpox

  • conjunctivitis

  • rattling type coughs

  • eye inflammation (when the eyes ache and thick discharge)

  • fever with chills

  • hay fever

  • incontinence

  • indigestion from rich, fatty foods

  • aching joints that improve with movement and cold compresses

  • urethritis in men

  • late menstrual periods

  • otitis media (middle ear infection)

  • sciatica

  • sinusitis

  • varicose veins

  • depression with excessive weeping.


Pulsatilla is available over the counter both in liquid and in tablet form.

Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.