Pulsatilla for Colds

Pulsatilla for Colds

Pulsatilla is my favorite homeopathic remedy for colds and congestion.  About 4 years ago I was looking into natural healing with my first son.  He had colic as a little newborn and we did not have the most pleasant breastfeeding experience.  I stuck it out, but that is how I first learned about homeopathy.  I was researching all sorts of things and I would stumble upon one article after another about how it helped with certain conditions.  My son tended to get sick a lot and natural remedies always appealed to me more than allopathic.  So I gave it a try.

The very first book I ordered was off of amazon and it is titled, “Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants” by Dana Ullman.  This book changed my life and my then 8 month old son.  This book is great for beginners because it goes through details of what remedies work for which children and what childhood illnesses (personalities can make little differences).  The first remedy I gave him was pulsatilla 30C.  He kept getting recurring colds, one after the next.  The book states that this remedy is the common remedy for the child that gets chronic colds.  Typically there is a thick yellow or greenish discharge.  They are moody and weep easily.  This was so my son!   I went to the health food store and picked up the Boiron Pulsatilla 30 C.  I administered the pellets 3 times a day, and within a few days he was better.  The real difference was that he stopped having recurrent colds.  They were further and further apart, until there would be months in between them and finally none at all.  Even now in his first year of pre-school, he has not had to stay home sick one day.  Now, this is not the only remedy he has had, but it was the first.  It is a great cold remedy for children.


Here is a picture of the pulsatilla flower.


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By | 2017-10-05T20:40:41-04:00 March 12th, 2012|Babies and Children, Green Living, Homeopathy|3 Comments

About the Author:

I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.


  1. Anonymous March 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Love the color

  2. mama dja. January 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    thanks for this post! i have a 2 yr old who had one cold last year & since putting her in daycare in September it seems as if her nose is always running and her cough has gotten so bad that i have to sit up & hold her so she can sleep. i rarely get colds myself and i am still breastfeeding and of course the only thing that helps her sleep at night is breastfeeding & that is not good for either one of us! i am doing natural remedies and realized I had Pulsatilla already from when i was pregnant & she was breech ( it helped there too!). your post confirms that not only is it the right thing for my daughter to help her beat this 3 week cold, but to help protect her as she builds her immunity and hopefully greatly reduce the reccurence of cold throughout her school years!

    • Green Boot Kaley January 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      You are so right about everything! WE love pulsatilla… it is one of my all time fav remedies 🙂 Good luck!

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