BryoniaWild Hops, Bryonia Alba, Bryonia Officinalis, Bryon, Bryonia dioica, bryonia alba
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Bryonia in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Acts on all serous membranes and the viscera they contain. Aching in every muscle. The general character Of the pain here produced is a stitching, tearing; worse by motion, better rest. These characteristic stitching pains, greatly aggravated by any motion, are found everywhere, but especially in the chest; worse pressure. Mucous membranes are all dry. The Bryonia Alba patient is irritable; has vertigo from raising the head, pressive headache; dry, parched lips, mouth; excessive thirst, bitter taste, sensitive epigastrium, and feeling of a stone in the stomach; stools large, dry, hard; dry cough; rheumatic pains and swellings; dropsical effusions into synovial and serous membranes.
Bryonia Alba affects especially the constitution of a robust, firm fiber and dark complexion, with tendency to leanness and irritability. It prefers the right side, the evening, and open air, warm weather after cold days, to manifest its action most markedly.
Children dislike to be carried or raised. Physical weakness, all-pervading apathy. Complaints apt to develop slowly.
WORSE, warmth, any motion, morning, eating, hot weather, exertion, touch. Cannot sit up; gets faint and sick.
BETTER, lying on Painful side, pressure, rest, cold things.≡ show all authors ...
Exceedingly Irritable; everything puts him out of humor
Delirium; wants to go home; Talks of business.
Behaviour; habits; holds head with hand; on coughing
morning; at daybreak
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; environment and surroundings; home; think is away from home
Desires, wants; to go home
Symptoms follow intense emotions; scorn
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); before coughing
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion
impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
anxiety; about future
frightened easily; starting, startled
Preoccupied; talks of one subject; talks of business
Quiet, peace (or lack of); wants to be quiet
Sighing (see respiration); while perspiring
Talking, conversation; speech; incoherent
talks of one subject; talks of business
morning; on rising
on rising up≡ more ...
Morning; on rising
moving the head
from a seat
Spinning≡ more ...
Vertigo, nausea, faintness on rising, confusion
Bursting, splitting headache, as if everything would be pressed out; as if hit by a hammer from within; wore from motion, stooping, opening eyes
Headache becomes seated in occiput
Drawing in bones towards zygoma
Headache; worse on motion, even of eyeballs
Frontal headache, frontal sinuses involved.
Congestion (see pulsation)
Hot; during chilliness
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); forehead
morning; in bed; on first movement
morning; on rising
morning; on waking
eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); on moving eyes
from cold (including cold parts); becoming cold
with running or blocked nose
with stomach complaints
from any jar (see sensitive, coughing, laughing, stepping, riding)
from certain movements; movement in general
from certain movements; from stooping
walking; on walking up steps or hill
walking; while walking rapidly
walking; stepping heavily
from warmth; from exposure to sun
above eyes; above left
back of head (occiput)
heat of sun
the small lump at the very back of head (occipital protuberance)
the small lump at the very back of head (occipital protuberance); movement
pulling; back of head (occiput)
pulling; temples; extending to other parts; cheek bone
pressing (see bursting, pulling); while coughing
pressing (see bursting, pulling); on movement
pressing (see bursting, pulling); on shaking head
pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if brain bound up
pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
over eyes; movement
pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput); movement
pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; extending to other parts; cheek bone
stitching, sudden, sharp; stepping
Pulsating; back of head (occiput)
back of head (occiput); on moving≡ more ...
Pressing, crushing, aching pain
Sore to touch and when moving them.
Inflammation; wounds; back of eye (behind retina - choroid)
from exertion of vision
on movement of eyes
aching; moving eyes
burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; corner
when moving eyes
sore, bruised, tender
moving the lids
moving the eyes≡ more ...
Itching; in ear; burning≡ more ...
Frequent bleeding of nose when menses should appear
Also in the morning, relieving the headache
Coryza with shooting and aching in the forehead
Swelling of tip of nose, feels as if it would ulcerate when touched.
Nose bleed; morning; after rising
in women; when period is suppressed
Discharge from nose; suppressed
Running or blocked nose (coryza); with fever
with inflammation larynx
Sneezing≡ more ...
Motions of jaw; chewing motion of the jaw (see grinding teeth)
Lips; cracked lips
affected by movement (for better or worse); movement
Skin; discoloration; bluish
discoloration; pale; during chill
lips≡ more ...
Lips parched, dry, cracked
dryness of mouth, tongue, and throat, with excessive thirst
Tongue coated yellowish, dark brown; heavily white in gastric derangement
Bitter taste ( Nux; Col.) Burning in lower lip in old smokers
Lip swollen, dry, black and cracked.
Discoloration; tongue; brown
with no thirst
pain; cold; cold water
pain; lying on painful side
pain; lying on painless side
pain; with swelling of cheek
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging≡ more ...
Yellow, pale, swollen, dropsical; hot and painful
Hair very greasey.
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with cold feeling
ulcers; with deep hole (fistula)
Out-breaks on skin; measles
small, purple spot
rash (see granular)
receding in eruptive fevers
receding in eruptive fevers; scarlet fever
slow evolution of rash in eruptive fevers
rose coloured patches
fluid in tissues
stinging≡ more ...
Dryness, sticking on swallowing, scraped and constricted ( Bell.) Tough mucus in larynx and trachea, loosened only after much hawking; worse coming into warm room.
Pain; trachea (wind pipe)
trachea (wind pipe); on coughing
sore; trachea (wind pipe); on coughing
sudden, sharp; on swallowing
External throat; pain; tearing; sides
stiffness of sides≡ more ...
Breast; milk; increased
Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
pleura-pneumonia (affecting lung lining)
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
during a cough
when breathing in
while lying down; on painful side
when breathing; breathing normally
when breathing; breathing deeply
middle of chest; pressure of hand
sides; during cough
sides; breathing in
sides; on movement
sides; when breathing
with deep breathing
breast bone; when coughing
aching; breast bone
burning; sides; right
cutting (sudden sharp pain); when breathing in
cutting (sudden sharp pain); movement
pressing; during cough
holds chest with hands during cough
when breathing in
under breast bone; on coughing
stitching, sudden, sharp
when breathing in
lying on the painful side
sides; right; when breathing
sides; when breathing in
sides; lying on painful side
sides; during movement
sides; lower part of; movement
breast bone; on coughing
Perspiration; arm pit≡ more ...
Cough from deep down; seems to come from the stomach
as if from stomach
Holds self during cough; must hold chest with both hands, while coughing
When breathing; deep breathing
Painful to cough
Intermittent≡ more ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); brown
streaked with blood
Mucous≡ more ...
Soreness in larynx and trachea
Hoarseness; worse in open air
Dry, hacking cough from irritation in upper trachea
Cough, dry, at night; Must sit up; worse after eating or drinking, with vomiting, With stitches in chest, and expectoration of rust-colored sputa
Frequent desire to take a long breath; MUST expand lungs
Difficult, quick respiration; worse every movement; caused by stitches in chest
Cough, with feeling as if chest would fly to pieces; presses his head on sternum; must support chest
Croupous and pleuro-pneumonia
Expectoration brick shade, tough, and falls like lumps of jelly
Tough mucus in trachea, loosened only with much hawking
Coming into warm room excites cough ( Nat-carb.) Heaving beneath the sternum extending towards the right shoulder
Cough worse by going into warm room
Stitches in cardiac region
Angina pectoris (use tincture).
desire to breathe deeply
Impeded, obstructed; with pain; pains take away the breath
crowing (see croup)
Sighing≡ more ...
Painful stiffness in nape of neck
Stitches and stiffness in small of back
From hard water and sudden changes of weather.
in women; during period
lumbar (lower half of back)
while lying down; turning in bed is almost impossible
lumbar (lower half of back)
sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
lumbar (lower half of back)≡ more ...
Stomach; Nausea and faintness when rising up
Abnormal hunger, loss of taste
Thirst for large drafts
Vomiting of bile and water immediately after eating
Worse, warm drinks, which are vomited
Stomach sensitive to touch
pressure in stomach after eating, as of a stone
Soreness in stomach when coughing
Dyspeptic ailments during summer heat
Sensitiveness of epigastrium to touch.
region swollen, sore, tensive
Burning pain, Stitches; worse, pressure, coughing, breathing
Tenderness of abdominal walls.
Sensation as if diarrhoea would come on
neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)
Pain; during cough
as if diarrhoea would come on
with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver
right side, above hip
liver; lying on right side
sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.
behind lower ribs
behind lower ribs; right
behind lower ribs; on jarring
right side, between ribs and hip
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.)
groin region; right
groin region; on breathing in
liver; on breathing
liver; from coughing
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire)
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while perspiring
Stomach; appetite; capricious (hunger, but knows not for what, or refuses things when offered)
desires, cravings; cold drinks
desires, cravings; indistinct, knows not what
desires, cravings; warm drinks
burping, belching; tasting like food
burping, belching; clear, salty liquid from stomach in mouth (waterbrash)
sensation of lump; stone
nausea; on rising; up in bed
pain; from coughing
pain; after eating; bread
pain; during heat
pain; on movement
pain; while walking
pain; pressing; movement
pain; sore, bruised, beaten (tenderness)
thirst; burning, intense
thirst; during heat
thirst; for large quantities
at long intervals
vomiting; on coughing
vomiting; after drinking
vomiting; after eating
vomiting; on movement
vomiting; water≡ more ...
Constipation; difficult stool
inactivity of rectum
morning; after rising; and moving about
after certain foods or drinks; fruit
Pain; burning; after stool≡ more ...
Constipation; stools hard, dry, as if burnt; seem too large
Stools brown, thick, bloody; Worse in morning, from moving, in hot weather, after being heated, from cold drinks, every spell of hot weather.
as if burnt
Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)
Odour; like rotten cheese
Pasty, mushy≡ more ...
Red, brown, like beer; scanty, hot.
when standing up
Sediment; pink≡ more ...
Female; Menses too early, too profuse; worse from motion with tearing pains in legs; Suppressed, with vicarious discharge or splitting headache
Stitching pains in ovaries on taking a deep inspiration; very sensitive to touch
Pain in breasts at menstrual period
Breasts hot and painful, hard
Abscess of mammae
Frequent bleeding of nose at appearance of menses
Menstrual irregularities, with gastric symptoms
Intermenstrual pain, with great abdominal and pelvic soreness ( Ham.)
Female; after-birth; suppressed
period; offensive smell
period; bleeding from another orifice instead of period
pain; ovaries; movement
pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); movement
pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); walking
pain; sore, tenderness; ovaries
pain; sore, tenderness; womb
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; ovaries; movement≡ more ...
Knees stiff and painful
Hot swelling of feet
Joints red, swollen, hot, with stitches and tearing; worse on least movement
Every spot is painful on pressure
Constant motion of left arm and leg ( Helleb.)
Hands and feet; corns; stinging
Heat; hand; palm
Heaviness; tired limbs
Inflammed veins in legs of breast feeding women
in cold weather
lower limbs; movement
lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh)
lying on painful side
pulling; elbow; during movement
stitching, sudden, sharp; joints
stitching, sudden, sharp; upper arm; movement
Skin; out-break on skin; pimples
back of foot
Tension, tightness; ankle; movement
foot; while sitting
foot; on stepping
knee; rest≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Drowsy; starting when falling asleep
Delirium; busy with business matters and what he had read.
previous events; events of the previous day
Position; on back
night; from before midnight≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Pulse full, hard, tense, and quick
Chill with external coldness, dry cough, stitches
Sour sweat after slight exertion
Easy, profuse perspiration
Beginning in particular area; fingers; tips of fingers
fingers; tips of fingers and toes
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
From emotions; after anger
Periodic, recurring; attacks recurring earlier each time
recurring every third day
With fever, but chill predominating
In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater
Evening; in bed; after lying down
dry burning heat
Alternating with chills
Localised; stomach (gastric fever)
Burning heat; night; before midnight
Catarrh with fever
Fever without chill
Fever with skin out-break; measles
Wants to be quiet in any stage
Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)
One-sided≡ more ...
In cold air
From suppressed complaints
Other symptoms relieved while perspiring
While walking (see exertion); in open air≡ more ...
Walking up stairs or hill
Change of weather; cold to warm
Eating and food; after eating
beans and peas
foods which cause flatulence
morning; on rising
on rising; from bed
from sitting up
Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
thin, watery membranes
Lying down; lying on side
lying on side; on painless side
movement of affected part
Aversion to movement
Pain; burning externally
burning externally; internally
pressing; as from load
pressing; from within outward
sudden, sharp; externally
sudden, sharp; internally
sudden, sharp; bones
sudden, sharp; muscles
Pressure; on painless side
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side
At beginning of sleep
Swelling; in general
of affected parts
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
tendency to catch cold
warmth; becoming warm in open air
Warmth; becoming warm in open air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
from slight exertion
walking≡ more ...