Anemone pulsatilla (Pulsatilla vulgaris) Common name: Pulsatilla, Pasque Flower
Part used: Dried aerial (leaf & flower)
Constituents: Lactonic glucoside (ranunculin), triterpenoid saponins, tannins, volatile oil, flavonoids
Actions: Adonyne, sedative, anti-bacterial, alterative, antispasmodic
Medical uses: Indicated whenever there is pain associated with a condition (especially of the reproductive system) (eg. dysmenorrhea, endometriosis) and also insomnia.
Pharmacy: Infusion: 1 tsp/cup, infuse 15 min, TID. Dried herb: 0.3g, TID. Tincture: (1:1, 25%), 0.12-0.3ml TID or (1:10, 40%), 1-2ml TID.
Contraindications: Pregnancy & lactation.
Toxicity: May cause excessive sedation and neurological suppression. Adverse effects include hypersalivation, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, arrhythmias, weakness, dyspnea, mydriasis, hypothermia, paralysis, convulsions, stupor. Fresh plant is poisonous.
Interactions: None known.