Pulsatilla
Pulsatilla

Background

Pulsatilla is a plant. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are dried and used as medicine.

Pulsatilla is used for painful conditions of the male or female reproductive system, skin conditions, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
When taken by mouth: Fresh pulsatilla plant is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It is a severe irritant anywhere it comes in contact with the body, such as the mouth, throat, digestive tract, urinary tract, and skin. It can also cause allergic reactions. There isn't enough reliable information to know if the dried plant is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Fresh pulsatilla plant is LIKELY UNSAFE when applied to the skin. It is a severe irritant anywhere it comes in contact with the body, such as the mouth, throat, digestive tract, urinary tract, and skin. It can also cause allergic reactions. Contact with the skin can cause rash, inflammation, and itching. Inhaling the volatile oil can irritate the nose and eyes. There isn't enough reliable information to know if the dried plant is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pulsatilla is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth during pregnancy. Both the fresh plant and the dried plant might cause a miscarriage or birth defects. Applying fresh pulsatilla directly to the skin is also considered LIKELY UNSAFE. Don't do it. There isn't enough reliable information to know if dried pulsatilla is safe to use when pregnant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take fresh pulsatilla by mouth or apply it to the skin during breast-feeding. There isn't enough reliable information to know if dried pulsatilla is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Effectiveness

NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
Likely effective Effectiveness definitions
Possibly effective Effectiveness definitions
Likely ineffective Effectiveness definitions
Possibly ineffective Effectiveness definitions
Insufficient evidence Effectiveness definitions
  • Conditions of the male or female reproductive system.
  • Tension headache.
  • Migraine.
  • Hyperactive states.
  • Insomnia.
  • Boils.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Asthma and other lung diseases.
  • Earache.
  • Nerve problems.
  • General restlessness.
  • Digestive tract problems.
  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pulsatilla for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of pulsatilla depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pulsatilla. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Pulsatilla interacts with any medicines. Before taking Pulsatilla, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.

Action

Pulsatilla contains chemicals that might be able to fight pain and bacteria.
 
Per serve:
Practitioner product
Chesty Cough Oral Liquid
RRP: $23.99$19.20Save: 20%
Create account
Euphorbium Compositum Nasal Spray
5.0 (1 prac)
5.0 (1 client)
Practitioner product
Mucosa Compositum
5.0 (1 prac)
4.0 (2 clients)
Per tablet:
Practitioner product
Allergy Oral Spray
0.0 ()
5.0 (2)
RRP: $23.99$19.20Save: 20%
Create account
Baby & Child Sleep
RRP: $20.99$16.79Save: 20%
Create account
Sore Throat & Ears Spray
Practitioner product
Kids Manuka Honey Chesty Cough
RRP: $20.99$16.79Save: 20%
Create account
Snoreeze Oral Spray
RRP: $26.50$21.20Save: 20%
Create account
Pectoplex Oral Spray
5.0 (1)
0.0 ()
Practitioner product
LM Formula Ear, Nose and Throat
3.0 (1)
0.0 ()
Per serve:
Practitioner product
vital.ly has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
This monograph was last reviewed on 26/08/2023 10:00:00 and last updated on 04/12/2020 03:25:25. Monographs are reviewed and/or updated multiple times per month and at least once per year.
Natural Medicines disclaims any responsibility related to medical consequences of using any medical product. Effort is made to ensure that the information contained in this monograph is accurate at the time it was published. Consumers and medical professionals who consult this monograph are cautioned that any medical or product related decision is the sole responsibility of the consumer and/or the health care professional. A legal License Agreement sets limitations on downloading, storing, or printing content from this Database. No reproduction of this monograph or any content from this Database is permitted without written permission from the publisher. It is unlawful to download, store, or distribute content from this site.