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PULSATILLA NIGRICANS [Puls]


Soft. Shy. Weeping. Consolation ameliorates. Dependence. Mildness.

Changeable.

Craves and ameliorated by open air or in breezes.

Discharges bland, greenish.

SYNONYM
: Anemone Pratensis.

COMMON NAME
: Wind Flower.

A/F
: -Eating fatty and starchy food, ice-cream, tea, coffee
-Abuse of mercury, quinine, sulphur, chamomile
-Abortion
-Irregular menses
-Ovarian and uterine troubles
-Worm affection in children and indigestion
-Chill, getting feet wet
-Excessive joy
-Abuse of iron tonics and after badly managed measles
-Ill effects of suppressions

MODALITIES
: < In a warm closed room 3 < Getting feet wet 2 > In the open air3
< On beginning to move 3 < On the painless side > Lying on the painful side 3
< Lying on the left side < Warm application > Cold air or cold room 3
< Very rich, fat indigestible < Heat > Eating or drinking cold things 3
food 3 < Hanging down limbs > Cold application 3
< Puberty 3 < Thunderstorm > Uncovering 3
< Pregnancy 3 < Sun > Gentle motion 3
< Before menses 2 < Tea > Erect posture3
< Rest > Continued motion 2
< Evening 3, at twilight 3 > After a good cry 2
> Changing side 2
> Pressure 2
> Rubbing 2
> Lying with head high 2

MIND
: -Mild, timid emotional and tearful.

-Weeps easily, can hardly give has symptoms without weeping, weeps at everything.

-Disgusted at everything.

-Discouraged, easily offended.

-Timid, irresolute
-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.

-Religious melancholy.

-Fear-to be alone
-of dark
-of ghosts in the evening
-of insanity
-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.

->Consolation
-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.

-Fastidious.

-Forsaken feeling in the evening.

-Dreams frightful, disgusting, voluptuous, confusion of etc.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -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 move severe the chill.

-All discharges from mucous membrane 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, doesnot want to cover.

-There is thirstlessness with nearly all complaints, with dry while 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.

-Headache one-sided.

-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 recurseut, mainly on upper eyelid.

-Blepharitis.

-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.

-Licks lips.

-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 micturation 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.

-Measles.

-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
: -Weeps easily, almost impossible to detail her ailments without weeping.

-Symptoms ever changing.

-Pains rapidly shifting, tearing, drawing, erratic, are accompanied with constant chill, appear suddenly leave gradually.

-Thirstlessness, with dryness in mouth with nearly all complaints.

-Though chilly, craves fresh open air.

-Dry cough in the evening, and at night loose cough in the morning.

-Diarrhoea usually at night.

-Nervousness felt intensely about the ankle.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: -A/F - Fat, rich food, ice-cream, pork etc.

-Mild, gentle, yielding, nervous, affectionate, undecissive females.

-Weeps easily, almost impossible to detail her ailments without weeping.

-Thirstlessness with all complaints.

-Symptoms ever changing.

-Pains shifting from one part to another, attended with chilliness.

-Though patient is chilly, patient seeks open air.

-< Evening > Walking or gentle motion.

-Delayed menarch, menses late scanty.

-Discharges are thick, bland and yellowish greenish, except leucorrhoea which is acrid.

-Dry cough in the evening and at night, loose cough in the morning.

CLINICAL
: -Amenorrhoea, Anxiety, Arthritis, asthma, Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Cough, Cystitis, Dementia, Depression, Dysmenorrhoea, Eczema, Endometriosis, Food allergy, Gastritis, Menstrual disorders, Menopause, Metrorrhagia, Migraine, Mumps, Orchitis, Otiyis media, Premenstrual syndrome, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Urethral stricture, Urethritis, Uterine prolapse, Varicose veins, Vertigo.

-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 remedy with when to begin the treatment of a chronic case.

-Patients who areanemic, chlorotic, and have taken much iron, quinine and tonics, even years before.

-Silicea is the chronic of Pulsatilla in nearly all ailments.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Compare-Arg-n, Bar-c, Caps, Kali-s, Lyc, Med, Merc, Phos, Sep, Staph, Sulph.

-Complementary-Kali-m, Lyc, Sil, Sulph-ac, Kali-m its chemical analogue.

-Follows and is followed by- Kali-m.

-Follows well after- Kali, Lyc, Sep, Sil, Sulph.

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