Homeopathic Remedy Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls )
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Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls), Anemone Pratensis also known as Wind Flower, Pasque Flower. It belongs to Plants Kingdom,
Stage: Acute, Chronic;
Side: Right, U.Lt.Low Rt., Lt. to Rt., Alternate Sides;
Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular;
Thermal State: Hot;
Appetite: Increased, Reduced;
Sensitivity: Low, High;
Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon;
Time Phases: Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Forenoon;
Gender: Male, Female, Child;
Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls) is indicated for Soft. Shy. Weeping. Consolation ameliorates. Dependence. Mildness. Changeable. Craves and ameliorated by open air or in breezes. Discharges bland, greenish.
This agent is a diuretic, diaphoretic and emmenagogue. When the oil is applied to the skin it is an active irritant, producing a tingling and burning sensation, with vesicles and pustules of the part to which its is applied. The application of the bruised root has been known to produce gangrene. When taken internally it produces tingling and burning of the tongue, which is soon followed by numbness. Toxic doses produce nausea and vomiting with a slimy diarrhoea and bloody urine. The mucous and synovial membranes are inflamed. The myocardium is weakened and there is oedema of the lungs and hyperaemia of the cerebral and spinal membranes.
This remedy is indicated in those who are indecisive and slow. They have light hair and pale eyes, and are easily moved to tears or laughter. They cry while outlining their case. They are mild, gentle and timid. Their condition is always changing, no two attacks alike. They are seldom thirsty. There is relief from motion and in the open air and aggravation after eating, during rest, in the evening and while in a close, warm room. All the discharges are bland and yellow or greenish. There is sluggish circulation and the patient is constantly chilly. The pains are accompanied by chilliness and are constantly changing their position, flying from one part to another, at one moment they are intense, the next they are mild.
It is of service in HEADACHE. This is chiefly in the forehead or supraorbital region and in the temples. The pain is heavy and bursting and throbbing in character. It is often from over – eating. There is a bad taste in the mouth. It is aggravated by mental exertion, stooping, during the evening while in a close room. It is useful in gastric derangements, the result of rich fat foods or ice cream. There is sour, bitter vomiting and eructation; also in dyspepsia when there is a sensation as though one had eaten too much. The food rises into the mouth. The digestion is slow. There is a sensation as of a stone in the epigastrium. The patient is chilly, has no thirst, but has a constant feeling of nausea. The tongue is coated white. At times the indigestion gives way to neuralgia of the stomach with flatulency, that moves from one point to another.
It is needed in DIARRHOEA WHICH IS WORSE AT NIGHT. THE STOOLS CONSIST OF MUCUS OR MUCUS AND BLOOD; NO TWO STOOLS ARE ALIKE. THEY ARE GREEN, BILIOUS, WATERY, AND ARE BROUGHT ON BY EATING RICH FOODS, FATS, FRUITS OR ICE CREAM.
It is the first remedy in ORCHITIS, when the testicles and spermatic cord are greatly swollen and extremely painful to the touch, caused by cold, but especially from suppressed gonorrhea.
It should be remembered in delayed and scanty MENSTRUATION. The patient is constantly chilly. There is bearing down pressure in the abdomen and sacral region, with faintness at the stomach; she is worse in a warm room and better in the open air. In DYSMENORRHOEA, when the pains are violent and cause her to toss in all directions. The blood is thick and black or pale and watery, she feels better in cool air. Also AMENORRHOEA in those who are pale, anaemic and chilly, of a tearful, yielding disposition and in labor when there are suffocating spells, must have the windows open. It is said to regulate the position of the child in utero by its action upon the uterine tissue and contraction.
It frequently relieves a thick, white albuminous leucorrhoea in young, tearful females.
It is our first remedy in sub – acute BRONCHITIS, when the cough is loose and there is a copious expectoration of a muco – purulent character during the day, but it is tight at night. The patients is anaemic, has nocturnal paroxysms of dyspnoea, and is worse in a close, warm room.
It is often indicated in PHLEBITIS following Aconite, when the limbs are pale, while in color and swollen, the veins are hard and knotty and intensely painful to the touch, while motion is impossible; also in varicose veins when they are tender and painful.
It is useful in RHEUMATISM, when the pains shift rapidly from one part to another. There is but little swelling or redness. The part is cold and function of the part is impaired.
It is of use in catarrhal inflammation of the eyes and mucous surfaces, when the discharge is profuse and bloody, and becomes purulent early and the general characteristics of the remedy are present.
A/F [Aliment From / Causation]
-Eating fatty and starchy food, ice-cream, tea, coffee
-Abuse of mercury, quinine, sulphur, chamomile
-Ovarian and uterine troubles
-Worm affection in children and indigestion
-Chill, getting feet wet
-Abuse of iron tonics and after badly managed measles
-Ill effects of suppressions
MODALITIES of Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls) :
[< – Aggravation]
< In a warm closed room
< Getting feet wet
< On beginning to move
< On the painless side
< Lying on the left side
< Warm application
< Very rich, fat indigestible food
< Hanging down limbs
< Before menses
< Evening, at twilight
> Changing side
> Lying with head high
> In the open air
> Lying on the painful side
> Cold air or cold room
> Eating or drinking cold things
> Cold application
> Gentle motion
> Erect posture
> Continued motion
> After a good cry
MIND symptom Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls) :
-Mild, timid emotional and tearful.
-Weeps easily, can hardly give has symptoms without weeping, weeps at everything.
-Disgusted at everything.
-Discouraged, easily offended.
-Whining, craves sympathy.
-Children like fuss and caresses.
-Morbid dread of the opposite sex; marriage. Thinks that sexual intercourse is a sinful act.
-Given to extremes of pleasure and pain.
-Easily moved to tears and laughter; after eating.
-Fear-to be alone
-of ghosts in the evening
-of high places.
-Capricious. Miserly. Suspicious.
-Very irritable, touchy, feels slighted or fears slight.
-Answers yes or no by nodding her head.
-Imagines that certain articles of food are not good for the human race.
-Sad from disagreeable news.
-Mania from suppressed menses.
-Anxiety about the heart, in the evening, even to suicide.
-Anxiety as if in hot air.
-Desire to be carried slowly.
-Hatred of women. Delusions women are evil, will injure his soul.
-Remorse in the evening.
-Weeping when disturbed at work, weeping when interrupted while nursing.
-Delusion she is alone in the world, she is always alone.
-Sees cats, dogs, insects, devils. Sees black forms when dreaming.
-Forsaken feeling in the evening.
-Dreams frightful, disgusting, voluptuous, of confusion, etc.
GUIDING INDICATIONS of Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls) :
-Adapted to person of indecisive, slow, phlegmatic temperament, with sandy hair, blue eyes, pale face, plethoric, the woman’s remedy.
-Never well since puberty.
-Symptoms ever changing; no two chills, no stools no two attacks alike, very well one hour, very miserable the next.
Changing and contradictory symptoms; having no head or tail to them.
-Symptom > moving about slowly in open air.
-Pains-drawing, tearing, erratic, rapidly shifting from one part to another.
-Pains start suddenly, disappear gradually, vice-versa.
-Pains are accompanied with constant chilliness.
-The more severe the pain, the more severe the chill.
-All discharges from mucous membranes are thick, bland, greenish yellow, but vaginal discharges, such as leucorrhoea, are sometimes acrid and excoriating causing rawness of the parts.
-Chilliness in warm room. Patient though is chilly, seeks the open air, does not want to cover.
-There is thirstlessness with nearly all complaints, with dry, white coated tongue.
-Haemorrhage-passive, vicarious, dark, easily cogitating blood.
-Head-Headache neuralgic pain, commencing in right temporal region, with scalding lachrymation of affected side.
-Headache from over worry.
-Headache of school girls at the time of puberty.
-Vertigo > in open air. Vertigo before, during, after or suppressed menses.
-Cannot lie with head low.
-Ears-Otorrhoea, thick, bland discharge, offensive odour.
-External ear swollen and red.
-Catarrhal otitis, sensation as if something were being forced outward.
-Otalgia worse at night.
-Diminishes acuteness of hearing.
-Mumps, especially metastatic to the breast or testes.
-Deafness as if ears were stopped up; can hear better in a car and in a warm room.
-Eyes-Itching and burning in eyes.
-Profuse lachrymation and section of mucus.
-Thick, profuse, yellow, bland discharges.
-Lids inflamed, agglutinated.
-Opthalmia neonatrum, gonorrhoeal.
-Styes recurrent, mainly on upper eyelid.
-Veins of fundus greatly enlarged.
-Subacute conjunctivitis with dyspepsia < in warm room, from cold.
-Paralysis of optic nerve.
-Blind attacks before menses.
-Nose-Coryza, stoppage of right nostril, mainly in evening.
-Yellow mucus abundant in morning.
-Large green scabs in nose.
-Nose bleed before, and from suppressed menses.
-Face-Right sided neuralgia with profuse lachrymation < chewing < talking or with hot or cold things in mouth.
-Mouth-Swelling of lower lip, which is cracked in the middle.
-Dry mouth without thirst, wants it washed frequently.
-Yellow or white tongue covered with a tenacious mucus.
-Toothache relieved by holding cold water in mouth.
-Food, especially bread, tastes bitter.
-Much sweet saliva, tenacious, frothy, cotton like.
-Alteration of taste, bitter, bilious, greasy, foul.
-G.I.T.-Desires for tonics.
-Craves acids or what disagrees; refreshing things, pungent things, herring, cheese.
-Aversion to water, fat food, warm food and drink, butter, pork, bread, milk.
-Eructations; taste of food remains along time; after ices, fruits, party.
-Heartburn, dyspepsia with great tightness after a meal, must loosen clothes.
-Pain in stomach an hour after eating.
-Weight as from stone. Stomach deranged, feels heavy.
-All gone sensation especially in tea drinkers.
-Gastric dyspepsia from eating rich food, cake, pastry, especially after pork or sausage.
-Diarrhoea only or usually at night; rumbling, watery, greenish yellow, very changeable, as soon as they eat, from fruit, cold food or dunes, ice-cream.
-Blind piles with itching and sticking pains.
-Two or three normal stools daily.
-Urinary system-Urine increased desire, worse when lying down.
-Involuntary micturition at night, while coughing or passing flatus, hearing sudden noise, after pleasurable surprise, shock.
-After urinating, spasmodic pain in bladder.
-Urine dribbles when angry.
-Female genitalia- Amenorrhoea from wet feet; nervous debility or anaemia.
-Derangement at puberty.
-Delayed first menstruation.
-Menses- too late, scanty, slimy, painful, irregular, intermittent flow, with evening chilliness, with intense pain, and great restlessness and tossing about. Pains spasmodic excite suffocation and fainting, must have fresh air.
-Diarrhoea during or after menses.
-Feels like menstruating.
–Leucorrhoea milky thick like cream, acrid, with pain in back and exhaustion.
-Leucorrhoea in infant.
-Mammae sore; aching lumps in; in girls before puberty.
-Thin milky fluid escapes from mammae in virgins; before puberty.
-Post partum secondary haemorrhage from retained placenta.
-Weeps every time the child is put to breast.
-Swelling of breast after weaning.
-Secretion of milk during menses.
-Malposition of foetus.
-Threatened abortion- flow ceases and then returns with increased force.
-Male genitalia- Orchitis.
-Thick yellow discharge from urethra; late stage of gonorrhoeal stricture, urine passed only in drops and stream interrupted.
-Acute prostatitis. Pain and tenesmus > lying on back.
-Respiratory system-Capricious hoarseness; comes and goes.
-Dry cough in evening and at night, must sit up in bed to get relief.
-Loose cough in the morning with copious mucous expectoration.
-Expectoration bland, thick, bitter, greenish.
-Short breath < lying on left side.
-Smothering sensation on lying down.
-Cough after measles, cough in and paroxysms.
-Extremities-Pain in limbs, shifting rapidly.
-Drawing, tensive pain in thighs and legs, with restlessness, sleeplessness and chilliness.
-Joints swollen, red.
-Legs feels heavy and weary.
-Veins full varicose, painful milk leg, veins in forearm and hands swollen < letting the affected limb hang down.
-Skin-Urticaria after rich food, with diarrhoea, from delayed menses, worse undressing.
-Fever-Chilliness in warm room, without thirst, yet averse to heat.
-Chilly, with pain in spots, worse evening.
-Chill about 4 p.m.
-Feverish body, temperature normal.
-Intolerable burning heat at night, with distended veins.
-Heat in parts of body, coldness in other.
-One sided sweat; pains during sweat.
-During apyrexia- headache, diarrhoea, loss of appetite.
-Sleep-Sleepless in the first of night; from ideas crowding in the mind, and sleeps late in the morning when it is time to get up.
-Lies with hand overhead.
-Great sleepiness during day.
-Confused, languid, unrefreshed, talks whines screams during sleep.
KEYNOTES of Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls) :
1. Weeps easily, almost impossible to detail her ailments without weeping.
2. Symptoms ever changing.
3. Pains rapidly shifting, tearing, drawing, erratic, are accompanied with constant chill, appear suddenly, leave gradually.
4. Thirstlessness, with dryness in mouth with nearly all complaints.
5. Though chilly, craves fresh, open air.
6. Dry cough in the evening, and at night; loose cough in the morning.
7. Diarrhoea usually at night.
8. Nervousness felt intensely about the ankle.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS of Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls) :
1. A/F – Fat, rich food, ice-cream, pork, etc.
2. Mild, gentle, yielding, nervous, affectionate, undecissive females.
3. Weeps easily, almost impossible to detail her ailments without weeping.
4. Thirstlessness with all complaints.
5. Symptoms ever changing.
6. Pains shifting from one part to another, attended with chilliness.
7. Though patient is chilly, patient seeks open air.
8. < Evening > Walking or gentle motion.
9. Delayed menarche, menses late, scanty.
10. Discharges are thick, bland and yellowish greenish, except leucorrhoea which is acrid.
11. Dry cough in the evening and at night, loose cough in the morning.
CLINICAL Symptom of Pulsatilla Nigricans (Puls) :
– Pulsatilla may empty the majority of pus tuber- Dr. Boger.
Pulsatilla is a better antidote to whisky then even Nux-v- Dr. Hering.
– One of the best remedies with when to begin the treatment of a chronic case.
– Patients who are anaemic, chlorotic, and have taken much iron, quinine and tonics, even years before.
– Silicea is the chronic of Pulsatilla in nearly all ailments.
Compare : Abies-n, Acon, Agar, Agn, Alet, All-c, Am-c, Am-m, Anac, Ant-c, Ant-t, Apis, Apoc, Arg-n, Ars, Bar-c, Bell, Berb, Bor, Bov, Brom, Bry, Calc, Camph, Cann-i, Canth, Carb-an, Carb-v, Caul, Caust, Cham, Cinch, Cob, Cocc, Coll, Cup, Cycl, Dig, Fl-ac, Gels, Glon, Graph, Ham, Helon, Hydras, Ign, Iod, Ip, Kali-bi, Kali-c, Lach, Lil-t, Lob, Lyc, Merc, Morbill, Mosch, Mur-ac, Nux-m, Nux-v, Pen, Phos, Puls, Ran-b, Rhod, Rhus-t, Ric, Rob, Sabin, Sec, Sel, Sep, Sil, Spig, Stram, Sulph, Thuj, Urt-u, Valer, Verat, Xan, Zinc.
Antidoted By : Cham, Coff, Ign, Nux-v.
Duration Of Action : 40 Days.