How does Pulsatilla work?

Pulsatilla might have activity against pain, fever, spasms, and bacteria. It also might act as a sedative.

Are there safety concerns?

Fresh pulsatilla plant is UNSAFE when taken by mouth or 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 information about the dried plant to know if it is safe or what the side effects might be.

Do not take pulsatilla if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Pulsatilla.

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.

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