PULSATILLA


Homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….


      Wiesen Kitchenschelle Hahnemann Ranunculaceae.

Mind

      Fancies a naked man is wrapped in her bedclothes; dreams of men.

Mania from suppressed menses.

Religious mania; sees the devil coming to take her; the world on fire during night; fear rage in spells or weeping; forgetful during lucid moments.

Easily moved to tears or laughter.

Silent mood, disgusted at everything.

In early morn depressed, full of cares about domestic affairs.

Dread of men.

Tremulous anguish, as if death was near.

Anguish about the heart even to suicide.

Mild, gentle, tearful, yielding timid.

Peevish, changeable; pale; chilly. Children.

Envy covetousness.

Fatigued by mental labor; head affected.

After slight emotions, difficult breathing; bad effects from fright mortification or excessive joy.

Sensorium

      Confusion of head, with pains, as after intoxication or watching.

Giddy, as if drunk; inclination to vomit.

Faint all the morning; frequent calls for water.

Apoplexy unconscious; face blue-red, bloated; violent beating of heat, pulse collapsed, rattling breathing.

Inner Head

      Stupefying headache, running chills with humming in the head; worse when lying or sitting quietly or in the cold.

Soreness, as from subcutaneous ulceration in one or both temples; worse evening at rest, in warm room,; better when walking in open air.

Twitching-tearing in temple lain on; goes to other side when turning on to it; worse evenings, and on raising eyes upward.

Headache, as if it would burst; worse from moving eyes.

Stinging pulsating in brain; worse when stooping.

Pulsating in evening and from mental exertion; throbbing with catamenia.

Semilateral headache, also sometimes with nausea and vomiting.

Violent pain behind on one side, as if a nail was driven in.

Beating, jerking, lacerating pains, or as if in a vise.

Headache from overloaded stomach, from pastry, fats, ice- cream.

Acute pains in temples with giddiness.

pain as if brain was lacerated on or soon after awaking.

Headache worse from abuse of mercury; in warm room; better walking slowly in open air and from compression.

Outer Head

      Rheumatic headache worse on one side, and from 5 to 10 P.M. crazing pains into the face and teeth.

Tingling biting, itching on scalp mostly on temples and behind ears followed by swelling an eruptions; sore pain; worse evenings and when undressing; also from getting warm in bed.

Tumors on scalp suppurating and affecting the skull, worse lying on well side.

Fetid, often cold, sweat, at times on one side of head and face, great anxiety and stupor; worse at night and toward morning; better after waking and rising.

Disposition to take cold on head, worse when it gets wet; head sweaty.

Eyes

      Oversensitive to light.

Flashing of fire, as if slapped in face.

Like a veil before eyes, better rubbing or wiping them.

Amblyopia; from suppression of any bloody discharge; from metastasis of gout or rheumatism; from gastric derangements; with heart disease; with co-existing diminished hearing.

Dim sight, especially on getting warm from exercise.

Dryness of eyes and lids, with sensation as if darkened by mucus, which ought to be wiped away.

Stitches, especially from light and in sunshine.

Child frequently rubs its eye.

Pustular conjunctivitis, lachrymation more in open air or wind; discharge thick yellow, bland, profuse.

Ophthalmia, with amenorrhoea.

Lids swollen, itch burn, not excoriated, better from rubbing; subject to styes, especially on upper lid.

Granular lids, dry, or with excessive bland secretion; better in open air, but not in wind; granulations very fine.

Stinging, tearing pains, worse in the evening; rheumatic ophthalmia.

Fistula lachrymalis, discharging pus when pressed.

Ophthalmia neonatorum; profuse yellow, purulent discharge gluing the lids.

Gonorrhoeal ophthalmia; discharge suddenly suppressed.

Ears

      Deafness: as if ears were stopped up; after suppressed measles; with otorrhoea; from cold, after cutting hair; with hard, black cerumen. Can hear better on the cars.

Severe pain in ear, continuing through night, with paroxysms of increasing severity, but causing little concern during day; bland, nearly inoffensive, discharge of mucus and pus.

Roaring in ears, better out-doors; also, humming or tingling.

Phlyctenulae (to prevent ulceration) Otalgia, with darting, tearing pains, and pulsating at night.

External ear and meatus red and swollen; scabs on tragus.

Nose

      Loss of smell, with catarrh.

Smell of old catarrh; objective stench from nose.

Nosebleed : with suppressed menses; with dry coryza; in anaemia; blood coagulated.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.