Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Pulsatilla chinensis.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Pulsatilla chinensis.
The root is anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent and sedative. The root is an effective cure for bacterial and amoebic dysentery. It is also used in the treatment of malaria, nose bleeds and haemorrhoids and is used externally to treat Trichomonas vaginitis. The root is harvested in the autumn or before the plant comes into flower in the spring, it can be dried for later use. The root contains the lactone protoanemonin which has an irritant and antibacterial action. Protoanemonin is destroyed when the root is dried. The fresh herb is a cardiac and nervous sedative, producing a hypnotic state with a diminution of the senses followed by a paralysing action.A constituent similar to digitalis can be extracted from the whole herb with the roots removed. This is cardiotonic.
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Plants are hardy to about -20°c. They are said to be difficult to grow in Britain, requiring a dry winter and spring followed by a warm humid summer. Large plants have a deep woody rootstock and transplant badly.A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes.
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