Benefits Of Anemone Pulsatilla For Health

Benefits Of Anemone Pulsatilla For Health

Anemone Pulsatilla

Latin:Pulsatilla vulgaris, Anemone pulsatilla

Also Known As: Pulsatilla, Wind Flower, Meadow Anemone, Passe Flower, Easter Flower.

Anemone Pulsatilla, used more commonly in herbal medicines has a wider natural habitat that includes most of Europe, Britain and parts of Russia and Asia.

Benefits Of Anemone Pulsatilla For Health
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It is a perennial plant that does not grow much taller than six inches with a woody, thick root and divided hairy leaves. The whole plant, especially the bases of the foot-stalks, is covered with silky hairs. It is odourless, but possesses at first a very acrid taste, which is less conspicuous in the dried herb and gradually diminishes on keeping. The dark purple flowers, the tallest part of the plant, a maximum of two inches in diameter, appear in spring and then again later in summer.

For centuries, this herb has been used in healing practices as a sedative, antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory,  treat painful periods, insomnia , headaches, boils , ovarian pain , and asthma. Even today, anemone pulsatilla is a beneficial herb for women, especially those who suffer from PMS, yeast infections and painful or irregular periods.

Benefits Of Anemone Pulsatilla For Health

Anemone Pulsatilla is a wonderful natural remedy to be used as a female nerve relaxant, mild sedative, alterative, antibacterial, analgesic and anti spasmodic, as well as for inflammatory conditions of the reproductive organs male and female and to treat menstrual problems, PMT, menopausal hot flushes, amenorrhoea relating to emotional problems, dysmenorrhoea and related reproductive disorders of both the male and female tracts.

Anemone Pulsatilla is an excellent agent in small, frequent doses when the mental conditions above named are present during pregnancy, with a general relaxed and atonic condition. Anemone Pulsatilla is needed during the pregnant state. to correct hysterical manifestations and urinary irregularities. It acts better in the catarrhal stage of inflammation rather, than in the initial stage.

Anemone Pulsatilla is an excellent nerve tonic, with analgesic properties making it excellent during childbirth, with the added bonus of a relaxing and tonic effect on the uterus which facilitates birth. Anemone Pulsatilla can be used after the birth for post natal depression and anxiety. In direct relation to reproductive problems, the herb can also be used to treat tension headaches related to reproductive issues.

Benefits Of Anemone Pulsatilla For Health
Anemone Pulsatilla

As a nervine, Anemone Pulsatilla is used to treat anxiety, hyperactivity and insomnia, and some mental problems such as schizophrenia and senile dementia. Anemone Pulsatilla can be used for nervous problems such as panic, neuralgia, depression and headaches, and for adrenal exhaustion.

Anemone Pulsatilla is also ophthalmic, expectorant, stimulant, vasotonic alterative, diaphoretic and expectorant. Anemone Pulsatilla can be used for assorted eye problems including glaucoma, conjunctivitis, cataracts, and eye tics, as well as for ear problems such as hearing loss, otitis media and earache.

Anemone Pulsatilla stimulates the heart and circulation and is also a useful liver stimulant, relieving congestion, making it useful in the treatment of indigestion, heartburn, and fat intolerance.

Anemone Pulsatilla is given in bronchial and pulmonary irritation and in bronchial asthma. Anemone Pulsatilla also has been lauded in rheumatism, but any specific influence in this condition is not ascribed to it.

The herb is stimulating and relaxing to the mucous membranes of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Anemone Pulsatilla is recommended for fair, blue eyed people. It can be used to treat rheumatic aches of the hands and feet and pains that move from joint to joint.

Anemone Pulsatilla can be used to treat eruptive infections such as chickenpox, as well as to relieve boils. The infused oil or tincture can be used to relieve the pain of earache.

In homoeopathy Anemone Pulsatilla is considered very efficacious and even a specific in measles. It is prescribed as a good remedy for nettlerash and also for neuralgic toothache and earache, and is administered in indigestion and bilious attacks.

Chinese anemone root (Pulsatilla chinensis ) is a related herb used in traditional Chinese medicine . It is used in damp heat conditions of the stomach and large intestine in dysentery. Dysentery is a disease marked by frequent watery stools and often accompanied by stomach pain, fever or dehydration. The herb has a bitter taste and is antimicrobial. The plant has also been used to treat diarrhea, wounds , and trauma.