Traditional Medicine to Homeopathy: Review on Pulsatilla Nigricans

Page No: 52-60

Keywords: Pulsatilla nigricans, homeopathic, pulsatile

Abstract: Pulsatilla nigricans is a traditionally used medicinal plant used for ailment of various disorders such as vaginitis, urethritis, vulvalar itching, rhinitis, dyspepsia, anxiety and many other infectious diseases. It is a commonly used plant since the time of Hippocrates due to its various pharmacological activities. In homeopathic system of medicine Pulsatilla nigricans is mixed with alcohol to get the mother tincture for preparation of more strengths. The aim of this review is to highlight the pharmacological potential, traditional and homeopathic uses of the plant Pulsatilla nigricans. The review is comprised of taxonomy, ethnopharmacology, phytoconstituents, pharmacological activity and homeopathic uses of Pulsatilla nigricans. The review paper concluded that Pulsatilla nigricans possesses a wide range of medicinal uses and has been well studied for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities, while its therapeutic potential for gut, airways and gynecological disorders remains to be explored.

By: Shifa shaffique, Hafiz Muhammad Asif , Anila Rehman, Haseeb anwer, Ghulam Hussain, Sabira sultana

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