Pulsatilla is a herbaceous plant of the Ranunculaceae family. Rhizome has a fairly thick black, into the land so oblique rhizome of this part a stem that does not reach great height, with leaves lacinias segmented linear and covers, at birth, a long silky hairs, which is falling as the plant grows older. Each flower stalk produces a single terminal.
This plant grows mainly in two areas of the peninsula: one is the Pyrenees and the other upper basin of the Ebro
Pulsatilla flowers in spring. These flowers are composed of six sepals lanceolate, pointed and covered with hair, they are something purple violet. For medicinal use are flowers just described, together with the leaves and root.
From Pulsatilla may be removed by simple chemical processes, a volatile yellow liquid, which at first was thought anemonol. Later it was found that another compound of a different nature that treaty became acid conveniently anemones. It also contains various saponins, tannins and resin.
Of his virtues were recognized include more than 200 years ago, especially among homeopathic medical school. As we know, homeopathy is a science that is based on principles other than traditional medicine. Its founder, Hahremann, advocated that the symptoms of a disease is cured by administering substances that at high doses would cause those same symptoms, but in very dilute doses. From the plant as this one was said that could lead to a thousand different symptoms, being so widely used. It is generally considered a plant with sedative effects on the nervous system that gives power over everything to relieve cough rebel control spasms, etc.. And some say they have antibiotic effects, although this is yet to be demonstrated. In any case, domestic use is not indicated, because if they handle it inexperienced, can be toxic. Therefore, you should listen and obey the doctor's recommendations, that is who can prescribe this or any other remedy.
Today the fresh plant is used to prepare homeopathic remedies. These drugs can not be prepared in a home, since they require a certain technology is not available to everyone. So the only way to access these formulations is-on prescription by the doctor-going to the nearest pharmacy.
At one site is recommended to use this plant in alcoholic tincture form, but it is best left to guide the medical specialist.
HABITAT: Sunny slopes
PART USED: Root, leaves and flowers
CASTILIAN: Hierba del viento
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