Tincture of dried Pasque Flower (Anemone pulsatilla) 1:3 35%
Anemone pulsatilla, organic grain alcohol
Daily adult dose: 0.5 - 2ml unless otherwise prescribed.
Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Do not exceed recommended dose. Seek advice before taking alongside prescription pain medication, in neurological disease, depression and psychosis, liver and kidney disease, or with history of allergic or anaphylactic reactions. Long term use alongside analgesics not advised.
Only preparations of the dried plant should be used.
Part used: Well dried aerial parts
Habitat: Pasque flower stems and leaves are covered in fine silvery hairs and the whole plant grows to 30cm or slightly taller when fruiting. The purple, bell shaped flowers open in mid spring and the silky grey-silver seed heads last on the plant for many weeks or even months. Pasque flower grows in temperate climates in woodland but in larger numbers in open sunny areas, which can be seen in the Gloucestershire Pasqueflower Reserve (Barnsley Warren) in the Cotswolds. Pasque flower is hard to establish in a garden and dislikes being disturbed but once settled will spread well.
Folklore and History: Many myths surround pasque flower in traditional lore across Europe. One legend says that the pasque flower is soaked in blood, since it often would appear on burial mounds, barrows and banks marking boundaries in fortifications.
Constituents: Anemonin, triterpenoid saponins, volatile oil, tannins. Only preparations of the dried plant should be used; the fresh plant contains toxic protoanemonin which is turned to therapeutically useful anemonin upon drying.
Actions: Spasmolytic (relieves spasm), analgesic, nervine, sedative
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