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Dulcamara - Generalities symptoms

Bitter-sweet, Dulcam

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HPUS label indication: Colds

Below are the strongest indications of Dulcamara in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, from moving about, external warmth.
WORSE, at night; from COLD in general, Damp, rainy weather.
Antidotes: Camph.; Cupr.
Complementary: Baryta Carb.
Incompatible: Bellad.; Laches.
Compare: Pimpinella - (Bibernell). - Respiratory mucous membrane sensitive to drafts, pain and coldness in occiput and nape. Whole body weak; heavy head and drowsiness; lumbago and stiff neck; pain from nape to shoulder; chilliness. Rhus; Cimicif.; Calc.; Puls.; Bry.; Nat-sulph.



Abscesses; glands

After scarlet fever


At beginning of sleep

Aversion to movement


Before sleep

Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Bones; bony growth (exostosis)
Bones; decay of bone


Change of weather

Cloudy weather

Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; of orifices

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

Convulsions; begin in the face
Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; one-sided
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; with falling


Dread of bathing

During sleep

Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; cold drinks
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; frozen food
Eating and food; while eating

Electric-like shocks

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); certain parts
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease


Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; during stool

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

From getting wet
From getting wet; feet
From getting wet; wet applications
From getting wet; while perspiring


Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Illusions of touch

In spring

In winter

In women; symptoms before period
In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; glands
Inflammation; hair follicles
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands; like knotty ropes
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); muscles
Inflammation; internally

Jar, stepping

Jerking; as in convulsions
Jerking; during sleep
Jerking; internally
Jerking; muscles

Lack of irritability

Lack of reaction

Late morning

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on side


Movement; of affected part

Mucous secretions increased


Night; 3 a.m.
Night; after midnight
Night; before midnight

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

On waking

Open air

Pain; benumbing
Pain; bones
Pain; boring
Pain; boring; bones
Pain; boring; outward
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; constricting; internally
Pain; cutting; externally
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation); bones
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation); glands
Pain; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; gnawing, biting; internally
Pain; paralytic
Pain; pinching
Pain; pinching; externally
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; downward
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; jerking in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; sticking in muscles
Pain; tearing; upward
Pain; twisting
Pain; ulcerative; externally
Pain; undulating

Paralysis; internally
Paralysis; of organs
Paralysis; one-sided
Paralysis; one-sided; with coldness of the paralysed part
Paralysis; single parts

Perspiration gives no relief



Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; evening
Pulse; full
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard; evening
Pulse; hard; evening
Pulse; heavy; and slow
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; jerking
Pulse; slow
Pulse; slow; slower than the beat of heart
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft


Sensitive; internally



Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Stretching; morning; on waking

Swelling; bones
Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; cold
Swelling; glands; like knotted cords
Swelling; glands; painless
Swelling; in general
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; puffy
Swelling; swollen sensation
Swelling; swollen sensation; glands

Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left lower and right upper
Symptoms not symmetrical; left then right
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); entering a cold place
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Tension; bones
Tension; externally
Tension; glands
Tension; internally
Tension; muscles


Trembling; externally
Trembling; morning
Trembling; morning; on waking

Twitching; during sleep
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

Ulcers, at glands (see skin)
Ulcers, at glands (see skin); cancerous




Walking; in open air

Warm bed

Warm heater

Warmth; becoming warm in open air
Warmth; warm bed
Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on waking

Weariness (see weakness)

Wet weather

While sitting
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.