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Identification and origin of the Pulsatila

Pulsatilla flowers
Pulsatilla flowers

Scientific name: Anemone pulsatilla or Pulsatilla vulgaris


Family: Ranunculaceae.


The Pulsatilla is an herbaceous plant which has a fairly thick rhizome in black, stick to the ground in angle, from this rhizome grows a stalk which doesn´t reach much height, with leaves segmented in linear laciniates. The leaves are born covered with long silky hairs, which fall as the plant gets older. Each stem produces a single terminal flower in purple violet composed of six lanceolate sepals, pointed and covered with hair. The parts used are the leaves and flowers.


Content and active ingredients of Pulsatilla

Main active ingredients:

Heteroside: ranunculin, which easily converts into protoanemonin and later into anemonin.

Medicinal properties attributed to Pulsatilla. Benefits.

The Protoanemonin has an antibacterial effect, antitussive and antispasmodic, especially in the uterus and digestive systems.


It is indicated for spasms in the uterus or in the gastrointestinal system, spasmodic cough, dysmenorrhea and migraines.


It is recognized for homeopathic use and is considered for sedative effects over the central nervous system.

Uses of Pulsatilla


Pregnancy, lactation, liver diseases.

Preparation and Dosage

We don´t have the dosage for each condition so it should be consulted with the physician.


It comes in a tincture of the whole plant, the ratio of plant/extract is 1/5 and in a fluid extract is 1/1. This preparation requires specific technology and to access to its formula you should go to a specialized pharmacy, prior doctor's prescription.

REMEMBER to always consult your doctor before combining natural products with any other treatment.


summary characteristics and properties of PULSATILLA.

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summary characteristics and properties of Pulsatilla.

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