Pulsatilla nigricans is one of our oldest and most useful homeopathic medicines. It was proved by Samuel Hahnemann in 1805 and was extensively used by him to treat many hun¬dreds of patients. He said, “this very powerful plant produces many symptoms on the healthy, which often correspond to the morbid symptoms commonly met with.”
Dr Boericke begins his entry about Pulsatilla with the words: “The weather cock among remedies”.
A weather-cock or wind-vane is an instrument that is usually put on the highest point of a building to show the direction of the wind. If you observe one you will be aware that they change position with the wind, sometimes being wildly changeable depending upon the weather. And of course, they are only of use outdoors. The key features of the Pulsatilla profile mirrors both this changeability and the need or desire to be outdoors. The changeability is as unpredictable as the wind itself.
The homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla nigricans, usually just referred to as Pulsatilla, is made from the whole meadow anemone, also known as the pasqueflower or windflower. This perennial plant is a member of the Ranunculaceae or buttercup family. It grows in clumps on sandy well-drained soil in sunny meadows, pastures and fields. It is soft and beautiful with pendulous bell-shaped flowers, purple petals and a gold heart.
KEYWORDS: Pulsatilla, male, shy, affectionate, changeability.
Although pulsatilla is a common type among young boys, it is rarely seen in men as a constitutionally type.
Pulsatilla men are very soft, shy of strangers.
Loving towards family[perfect family man] This type of man is lacking in both positive and negative masculine qualities.
[PEACE MAKER]Tend to give way to keep the peace [lach., staph. ] It is not surprising to find a pulsatilla man staying at home whilst his wife went out to work.
Married pulsatilla man is more concerned with families than his carriers.
Needs frequent reassurance from his wife that she still loved him.
They all had a fairly objective, masculine exterior , but were quick to admit their more delicate feeling when asked.
SHYNESS is a major problem for this man, that too especially towards opposite sex.
Mostly singles without girlfriends who experience loneliness[due to shy to get know to girls].
Dr.Kent lists pulsatilla in his repertory under “aversion to women”.
Organized , good at work, fulfil their role.
Dwell on religious notions, fixed ideas concerning the scripture, dwells on sanctification until he becomes insane and fanatical.
Sits taciturn way, will not answer unless hard pressed.
Consolation ameliorates, cries needs touching and hugs, emotional.
Just need love.
They can be hopeless romantics and will probably be moved to weep when shown kindness or given a present.
Sympathy always helps them. A cuddle or a hug may make them weep, but it will usually help. It is that touch, that comfort that is important.
Venous problems – varicose, piles…
Pulsatilla often works well when men have a problem with their testicles. Males with mumps orchitis, which occurred in up to 40 per cent of males after puberty before the MMR vaccine was available and which could potentially cause fer¬tility problems.
Aversion and worse from fat.
Often desires things he cannot digest.
Weak digestion, slow to digest.
Thick, yellow, bland secretions.
Much clothing and covering aggravates, ameliorated by slow walking in open air.
Old catarrhs with loss of smell
Mouth and stomach symptoms are worse in morning and mental symptoms are worse in evening.
Feels sleepy while waking up , sleeps on the back with hands over the head so that he can breath easily.
P – Pains constantly shifting accompanied with constant chilliness
U – unable to breath well
L – Lachrymal
S – Symptoms changeable
A – All gone sensation in stomach especially in tea drinkers
T – Thirst less
I – Impairment of health [Never been well since puberty]
L – Laughter and tear alternated
A – Affectionate
In this article we have just discussed about the male characteristics of a pulsatilla very shortly. But there is a wide range of female pulatilla characters and also pulsatilla females are more common than male .This is just my point of interest to share with you.
2. Homoeopathic psychology-Philip M. Bailey
3. Lectures on Homoeopathic material medica-Dr J.T.Kent
5. Allen’s keynotes, Materia Medica
About the Author:
Sharon X, BHMS-Final year