The healing power of pasqueflower

Health ivanp7 August 8, 2016 0 0
Pasque flower had once grown in the Netherlands, but from the 70 he is no longer detected. In Belgium, the plant will grow still, as in the rest of Western and Central Europe. In the Netherlands pasqueflower currently sold as an ornamental plant that blooms from March to May. Pasque flower has purple flowers and leaves that are covered with feather-like hairs. It is a medicinal plant but there are no edible parts pasqueflower.
Botanical drawing pasqueflower


  • Naming
  • Active substances
  • Wildemans herb, good for genitals
  • Pasque flower, good for the nerves
  • Dosage and safety
  • Visit a doctor or therapist phyto


In Latin is called pasque flower Pulsatilla vulgaris. If the flower is half closed, he looks like a cowbell, in Latin means Pulsare'slaan'; which comes from the similarity of this plant with a cowbell. Vulgaris means'gewoon'.

Active substances

From pasqueflower is used for plant-therapeutic purposes, the above-ground part of the plant. This plant contains the following major active ingredient: ranunculine. Ranunuculine is by hydrolysis, or a chemical reaction with water, in the hemiterpenoïde omegzet lactone protoanemonine. This material is then converted into dimer anemonin. That again is a substance that breaks down in turn by chemical reaction in the following active ingredients: tannins, phenolics and alkaloids.

Wildemans herb, good for genitals

Pasque flower works ontkrampend in the genital tract, both in men as in women. Through these medicinal efficacy pasqueflower prescribed by herbal therapists for the following indications:
  • Dysmenorrhee or painful menstruation,
  • Ovulatory pain or pain during ovulation,
  • Ovaritis or ovarian inflammation,
  • Orchitis or testicle inflammation.

Pasque flower, good for the nerves

Pasque flower has a laxative and tonic for the nerves. That is reason to described for the diseases in all kinds of species in which nerves play an important role. In herbal medicine it is used by:
Pulsatilla vulgaris
  • Neuralgia or nerve pain,
  • Insomnia,
  • Neuroses
  • Migraine,
  • Spasmodic cough,
  • Pertussis,
  • Spasmodic rhinitis,
  • Hay fever.

Dosage and safety

There are a number of ways to use this medicinal plant.
  • Carrot Powder: 150mg to 400mg per day.
  • Alcoholatuur (hydrolic alcohol infusion: 5 to 20 drops per day
  • Infusion or tea: 2 to 3 cups of 5 grams of herb in a quart of water or 1 gram of herb per cup. The tea is generally drunk with the addition of currency in order to avoid over-stimulation of the gastric mucosa.

While the above is that you can drink a tea from the root, this is strongly discouraged. The best is only a preparation of anemonin. Some substances in the root, especially ranuculine can lead to over consumption to severe symptoms such as overstimulation and paralysis of the nervous system. Even the therapeutic dose may cause irritation of the gastrointestinal mucosa; Therefore it is always welcomed the neutralizing mint leaf. Pregnant women should not use medicines based on pasqueflower because it stimulates the uterus. Also, breastfeeding women should not use it because the toxins can have nasty side effects for the baby.

Visit a doctor or therapist phyto

A great deal of information about the medicinal plant mentioned in this article comes from the book Great Handbook of Medicinal Plants Geert Verhelst. That's a textbook in herbal medicine. However, it is not suitable to do the self-healing. Who does have a problem should visit a doctor or herbal practitioner for proper diagnosis and choice of the best resources, tailored to your personal situation. The knowledge and science that are mentioned here is of a purely informative nature.