Pulsatilla is a beautiful plant with silky purple flowers. As a nerve tonic, it is recommended for nervous exhaustion, depression, insomnia, neuralgia and tension headaches.
Debilitated women and children who feel depressed and irritable, and who weep easily, will benefit most from this plant. It promotes sleep and rest and thereby facilitates recuperation by preventing unnecessary expenditure of nervous energy by those already nervously run down.
Pulsatilla has a particular application to spasm, pain and inflammation of the reproductive system, both male and female. If relieve premenstrual tension, period pains, scanty or suppressed periods, uterine colic, and inflammation and pain in the ovaries.
The analgesic properties are useful during childbirth and other equalities of the plant help to promote and facilitate birth. It is recommended for sluggish, ineffectual and weak labour pains, and for peevish ness and irritability in labour. After the birth, it may be useful for any kind of over-excitement, postnatal depression and anxiety about the birth or the new baby.
This plant may be used to good effect in small doses: 1-2 ml of tincture, or half a teaspoon of herb to a cup of boiling water as tea, taken three times daily when necessary. During the birth, it may be taken as sips of tea or a few drops of tincture at frequent intervals.
Note: Never use this plant fresh, as it is poisonous. Do not store for more than one year.