Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Bryonia in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Pulse full, hard, tense, and quick
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 ( Natrum Carbonicum 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).≡ more ...