Pulsatilla pratensis.

Mind and Disposition.

Mild, bashful, yielding disposition, with inclination to weep.

Peevishness, which increases to tears, with chilliness thirstlessness.

Gloomy, melancholy, full of cares.

Mistrust ; anthropophobia.

[5] Anguish about the heart, even to desire for suicide.

Tremulous anguish, as if death were near.



Vertigo, as if intoxicated, when rising from a seat ; when stooping ; after eating ; when lifting up the eyes.

Giddiness, with heat, with nausea and loss of sight, in the evening.

[10] Intellectual labor fatigues him.

Frightful visions, delirium.

Stupefaction in the evening, in the warm room, with chilliness.

Fright, followed by diarrhoea, with internal heat and external coldness of the body.

Stupefying headache, with humming in the head, worse when lying or sitting quiet, or in the cold.

[15] Soreness as from subcutaneous ulceration in one or both temples ; worse in the evening, when at rest, and in the warm room ; relieved by walking in the open air.

Pulsation in the head in the evening ; worse from mental exertion and stooping.

Twitching-tearing in the temple on which one lies, and going to the other side when turning on it ; worse in the evening and on raising the eyes upwards.

Tension in the forehead, as if it were in a vice.

Stitches in one side of the head, generally in one temple or in the back part of the head, with vertigo, ringing in the ears, and vanishing of sight.

[20] Pain in the head, as if the brain were lacerated, on or soon after waking.

Congestion of blood to the head, with stinging pulsation in the brain, especially when stooping.

Pain, as if the head would burst.

Headache from the abuse of mercury or after eating fat food.

The headache is worse in the evening, after lying down ; is aggravated by lifting up the eyes, by meditation, in the warm room, and is ameliorated from compression, and when walking slowly in the open air.

[25] Tumors on the scalp, suppurating and affecting the skull ; more painful when lying on the opposite well side.

Tingling, biting-itching on the scalp, mostly on the temples and behind the ears, followed by swelling and eruptions, paining sore, worse in the evening when undressing and on getting warm in bed.

Fetid, frequently cold perspiration, at times only on one side of the head and face, with great anxiety and stupor ; worse at night and towards morning, better after waking and rising.

Disposition to take cold on the head, which is exclusively perspiring, especially on the head becoming wet.

Drawing pain in the scalp on brushing the hair backwards.


[30] Pressing, tearing and stinging in the eyes.

Painful inflammation of the eyes and of the meibomian glands.

Styes, especially on the upper eyelid.

Swelling and redness of the eyelids.

Lachrymation in the open air and in the wind.

Burning and itching in the eyes, inducing rubbing and scratching.

[35] Dryness of the eyes and lids, with the sensation as if it were darkened by some mucus hanging over the eye which ought to be wiped away.

Inflammation of the eye, with secretion of large, thick mucus and nightly agglutination.

Stitches in the eyes, especially from light and in the sunshine.

Fistula lachrymalis, discharging pus on pressing upon it.

Dimness of sight, especially on getting warm from exercise.

[40] Over-sensitiveness to light.

Obscureness of the cornea.

Like a veil before the eyes, better on rubbing and wiping them.

Incipient cataract.

Amaurosis ; paralysis of the optic nerve.


[45] Otalgia, with darting, tearing pains.

Inflammation of the external and internal ear, with redness, heat and swelling.

Flow of mucus or thick pus from the (left) ear.

Hardness of hearing, as if the ears were stopped up, especially from cold, from having the hair cut or after suppressed measles.

Hardened, black cerumen.

[50] Humming and tingling in the ears.


The nose feels sore internally and externally.

Ulceration of the external wing of the nose, emitting a watery humor.

Bleeding of the nose-blood coagulated ; with dry coryza.

Green fetid discharge from the nose (like old catarrh).

[55] Smell before the nose as from old catarrh.

Coryza, with loss of smell and taste, or of long standing, with a heavy yellowish-green discharge.


Alternate redness and paleness of the face.

Color of the face pale or yellowish, with sunken eyes.

Face bloated, purple.

[60] Puffiness of the cheeks and nose.

Sweat in (one side of) the face and on the hairy scalp.

Erysipelas in the face with pricking pain.

Painful sensitiveness of the skin in the face.

Gnawing and smarting around the mouth.

[65] Lower lip swelled and cracked in the middle.

Mouth and Throat.

Toothache, tearing jerking, as if the nerve were strung and suddenly released.

Jerking and stinging in the teeth, extending to the ears and eyes.

Looseness of the painful teeth.

Toothache from cold (in the first warm spring days), with otalgia, paleness of the face and chilliness.

[70] Toothache aggravated in the evening and at night, from the heat of the bed, from warm air, in the warm room, from taking warm things in the mouth ; relieved in the cool open air ; from taking cold water in the mouth.

Pulsating and stinging in the gums, aggravated by the heat of the stove ; gums pain as if they were sore.

Putrid smell from the mouth, especially in the morning.

Dryness in the mouth in the morning.

Ptyalism, the increased saliva tastes sweet.

[75] Tongue coated yellow or white, and covered with tough mucus.

The tongue feels dry and clammy ; feels in the middle as if burned.

Pain in the throat, as if sore and raw ; stinging, with pressing and tension, or empty swallowing.

Inflammation of the throat, with veins distended.

Dryness of the throat in the morning, with tough mucus in the throat, especially in the night and morning.

Stomach and Abdomen.

[80] Taste, putrid, bitter, especially after swallowing food or drink ; sweetish (beer tastes sweet).

Thirstlessness, with moist tongue, or thirst for beer and strong, alcoholic drink.

Aversion to fat food (butter), meat, bread and milk.

Hunger and desire to cat, without knowing what.

Eructations ; tasting and smelling of what has been eaten ; like bile in the evening.

[85] Nausea felt in the upper part of the abdomen, especially in the evening, after eating and drinking, with rumbling in the abdomen.

Morning sickness (during pregnancy).

Vomiting of mucus ; of bile ; of bitter-sour fluids ; of ingesta after each meal, especially in the evening and at night ; of blood.

Disordered stomach (digestion) from eating fat food (pork).

Cold in the stomach from ice cream and fruit.

[90] Colic, with nausea, ceasing after vomiting.

Pressure in the pit of the stomach after each meal, with vomiting of the ingesta.

Sensible pulsation in the pit of the stomach.

Inflammation of the abdomen, with great sensitiveness of the integuments to pressure.

Stitches and cutting in the abdomen in the evening ; worse on sitting still.

[95] Colic and labor-like pains in pregnant women.

Colic with chilliness, while the menstruation is suppressed.

Sensitiveness and inflammation of the abdominal walls.

Incarcerated flatulence, and from it colic in the evening.

Colic and rumbling of wind, especially in the upper abdomen.

[100] Painless rumbling of flatulence in the upper abdomen.

Stool and Anus.

Constipation, especially if the feces are hard and large, after suppressed intermittent fever by Chininum Sulph.

Frequent soft, diarrhoeic stools, consisting of yellow mucus or mixed with blood, preceded by cutting in the abdomen, or with pains in the small of the back.

Nightly diarrhoea, discharges watery or green like bile, after previous rumbling in the abdomen.

Difficult soft stool, with straining and backache.

[105] Stools consisting only of mucus, or acrid, or bloody, or very offensive, or white.

Dysentery, with pain in the back.

Daring stool, congestions of blood to the anus.

Haemorrhoidal tumors, with great soreness.

Urinary Organs.

Ischuria, with redness and heat in the region of the bladder.

[110] Incontinence of urine ; the urine is discharged by drops when sitting or when walking ; involuntary discharge of urine when coughing, when passing wind, during sleep.

Tenesmus vesicae.

Haematuria, with burning at the orifice of the urethra, and with constriction in the region of the navel.

During micturition burning in the urethra.

Scanty red-brown urine.

[115] Sediment of the urine reddish, bloody or mucous.

Thick gonorrhoeic discharge from the urethra.

Sexual Organs.

Men. Sexual desire too strong.

Itching-burning on the inner and upper side of the prepuce.

Inflammation and swelling of the testicles, with swelling of the scrotum (from a contusion or after suppressed gonorrhoea).

[120] Burning in the testicles, without swelling.


Inflammation of prostate gland.

Women. Menstruation too late and too scanty, and of too short duration, with cramps in the abdomen ; blood thick, black, clotted, or thin and watery.

Suppressed menstruation, especially from cold, getting the feet wet.

[125] First menstruation delayed.

Metrorrhagia (discharge now stopping, and then stronger again) of coagulated, clotted blood, or with false labor-pains.

Labor-pains too weak, spasmodic or ceasing.

After-pains of long duration.

Suppression of the lochial discharges.

[130] Suppression of or very scanty secretion of milk.

Leucorrhoea, acrid, burning, like milk, and painless.

Respiratory Organs.

Hoarseness, which does not permit one to speak a loud word.

Breathing, groaning or rattling.

Dyspnoea, especially when lying on the back, at night with giddiness and weakness in the head.

[135] Difficulty of breathing when walking.

Asthma at night, as from vapors of sulphur.

Dyspnoea, as from spasmodic tension in the lower part of the chest, below the false ribs.

Tickling on the sternum.

Short dry cough, as soon as he gets warm.

[140] Dry cough, whenever he wakens from sleep, disappearing while sitting up in bed, and returning as soon as lying down again.

Dry, severe cough, mostly in the morning, with retching and desire to vomit, and sensation as if the stomach wen turned inside out.

Cough, with expectoration of black, clotted blood (during the suppression of the menstruation).

Cough, with copious expectoration of yellow, bitter mucus.

Cough caused by dryness and scraping in the chest, with nausea and straining to vomit.

[145] Expectoration salty, offensive, tasting like the discharge in chronic catarrh.

Acute suppuration of the lungs.

Cough, with expectoration in the morning or during the day only, without expectoration at night.

Anxious and spasmodic tightness of the chest, as if it were too full, and the larynx constricted, especially in the evening and at night.

Violent spasmodic hooping-cough, in two consecutive coughs, caused by itching, scraping, with dryness, as from the vapors of sulphur, in the larynx and chest.

[150] Pain in the chest, as from subcutaneous ulceration.

Tension in the chest, especially on drawing a long breath.

Stitches in the chest, especially when coughing and drawing a long breath.

Attacks of burning in the chest.

Violent attacks of palpitation of the heart, often accompanied by anguish and vanishing of sight.

[155] Burning pain in the heart.

Back and Neck.

Curvature of the spine (upper part).

Stitches in the small of the back.

Pains in the back and chilliness from suppressed menstruation.


Upper. Pressing heaviness or tearing and drawing in the shoulder-joint, extending to the fingers.

[160] Swelling of the elbow after a contusion.

Swelling of the veins on the forearms and on the hands.

Itching chilblains on the hands.

Lower. Coxalgia.

Hot, inflammatory swelling of the knee.

[165] Drawing pain in the tibia.

Varices on the lower extremities.

Red-hot swelling of the feet extending up to the calf, with stinging pain.

Swelling of the top of the foot.

Sensation of soreness in the soles of the feet.

[170] Chilblains.

The complaints are worse when one allows the feet to hang down.


Pain as from subcutaneous ulceration or as from inward festering.

Tension in inner parts or in the joints.

Burning-stinging pains.

[175] Rheumatic red-hot swelling, with stinging pains.

Pains (rheumatic) shifting from one place to another.

Congestions to single parts.

Inflammation of internal organs, with disposition to suppurate.

Diseases (inflammation) of the mucous membranes.

[180] Pulsations through the whole body.

Frequent anxious trembling of the limbs.

Hysterical complaints.


Attacks of fainting, with great paleness of the face.

[185] Epileptic attacks (after suppressed menstruation), with violent beating of the limbs ; later they become relaxed, with nausea and eructations.


Pulse weak and small, but accelerated.

During the evening, heat ; the veins are enlarged.

Coldness predominates.

Continuous internal chilliness, even in the warm room.

[190] Increased chilliness towards evening.

Chilliness with the pains.

Sensation of coldness and numbness on one side of the body.

Thirst before the chill or heat, seldom during the hot gage.

The chill is followed by heat, with anxiety and heat of the face.

[195] Internal general dry heat without external heat, in the evening or at night.

Heat of the face or heat of one hand, with coldness of the other.

Heat of the body with coldness of the extremities.

Profuse perspiration at night or in the morning.

Perspiration during sleep, soon ceasing when waking.

[200] Perspires easy during the day.

One-sided perspiration, sometimes only in the face and the head.

Night-sweat with stupor.

Smell of the perspiration sour, musty, like musk.

Perspiration at times cold.

[205] Perspiration only on (one side of the) face and scalp.

Intermittent fever, chilliness without thirst, then slight thirst, then heat without thirst, accompanied by vertigo and stupor.

First heat ; afterwards violent chilliness.

Chilliness (4 P.M.) without thirst, accompanied by anxiety and dyspnoea ; this is followed by a drawing pain extending from the back into the head, three hours later heat of the whole body without any thirst, with sweat on the face, drowsiness without any sleep and unconsciousness ; in the morning perspiration over the whole body.

Intermittent fevers, with the prevalence of gastric and bilious symptoms or consequent upon the abuse of Chinin., with bitter taste of the food and constipation.

[210] Vomiting of mucus when the cold stage comes on, absence of thirst during the hot stage and during the perspiration.

Mucous diarrhoea during the apyrexia, with nausea and low of appetite.


Pale skin.

Eruptions from satin, much pork, itching violently in bed.

Eruptions like measles.

[215] Exanthemata ; itching-stinging, chapped.

Chilblains, inflamed, itching.


Suppurating wounds, -pus thick and too profuse.

Ulcers ; bleeding easily, burning or stinging in the circumference, itching, or very hard or red around the ulcers.

[220] Fistulous ulcers.

Pus copious and yellow.

Inflamed varices.


Especially suitable for slow, phlegmatic, good-natured, timid temperaments ; for women, and especially during pregnancy.

The symptoms are often accompanied by chilliness, thirstlessness and oppression of the chest.

[225] The more severe the pain the stronger is the chill.

Serves as an antidote for the abuse of China, Chinin., Mercury, Sulphur, or Chamomilla tea.

Aggravation in the evening ; in twilight ; when rising after sitting long ; on beginning to move ; from changing the position ; while lying on the left or on the painless side ; when lying with the head low or in a warm room ; while exhaling ; from having eaten fruit, ice-cream, pork, pastry or warm food.

Amelioration from slow motion, in the open air ; in a cold place ; while lying on the painful side ; from eating cold things.

After Pulsatilla follow well Sepia, Kali bichr., Sulphur.