Hydrocele and varicocele can be 2 factors that hinder male fertility. Hydrocele is a condition involving liquid in the scrotum’s mucus membrane, while varicocele is the inflammation of the veins in the scrotum. Pulsatilla is a plant that can reduce varicocele.
Pulsatilla is also known as the pasque flower, or the meadow anemone, and is an herb that may be found on prairies and meadows. The herb will have leaves and the flowers and the seeds appear during the spring season.
Pulsatilla for Varicocele
Varicocelle is a condition that is manifested through the inflammation of the scrotum, which is due to the increased volume of the veins that are present in the scrotum. The pasque flower can be used to reduce the swelling of the scrotum. The leaves and the flowers can be used in solutions, but the amount of pulsatilla should be very low. The essence of pulsatilla should be diluted with water or other essential oils, as a highly concentrated pasque flower essence can be toxic.
The solution can be added to the food or liquids the patient consumes. However, the solution can be applied locally, on the testicles, as the pasque flower essence can soothe the skin and reduce the swelling. If taken orally, the solution will be effective only after seven to 10 days. When applied locally, the pulsatilla solution can bring temporary relief and reduce the swelling.
Pulsatilla can be toxic if used in high concentrations and for this reason, a homeopath or a fertility doctor should be consulted prior to getting a varicocele treatment.
Symptoms of pulsatilla toxicity will include:
- Chronic vomiting
- Low blood pressure
- Decreased heart rate
- Pale gums
The pasque flower may also be bad for pregnant and lactating women and may even lead to the death of the child.
Other Uses of Pasque Flower
The pasque flower can be used for various other conditions:
- Prevent premenstrual cramps
- Dry coughing
The pulsatilla extracts may also have sedative effects and have been used by Native Americans to induce labor or cause an abortion.
Other Remedies for Varicocele and Hydrocele
Varicocele and hydrocele can cause temporary sterility in men and often occur in conjunction. A number of natural remedies should be used to treat these conditions. Many of these ingredients can be mixed with the pasque flower solution to obtain a complex compound that can facilitate a normal sperm count and quality sperm for conception.
Some remedies for varicocele and hydrocele may include:
- Silica for swollen scrotum
- Aurum metallicum for hydrocele
- Fluoric acidum
- Plumbum metallicum
- Arnica Montana
Homeopathic remedies should be applied for at least 2 months to start being effective and may also solve other medical problems that may affect fertility. The homeopathic remedies can boost the immune system, which can contribute to an improved male fertility.