Bryonia Alba is one of the remedies in homeopathy useful in treating acute diseases, is an indispensable remedy, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Dr.Hanemann.
Bryonia Alba is commonly known as wild hop or white bryony.
The crude substance for preparation is the roots of the plant, its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy only, making Bryonia Alba an important, remedy in treating a variety of diseases like arthritis, vertigo, constipation, asthma.
Bryonia Alba Constitution/Personality
Bryonia Alba is suitable for tall, slender persons with dark hair and dark complexion, and with firm muscular fibers.
The patient has extreme irritability patient is, thermally hot, aggravated by warmth in general.
The patient is ill-humored, gets angry easily, has rheumatism and gout in the background.
Bryonia Alba is one of the best remedies for the patient in whom all complaints are worse from motion, patient is better by absolute rest and pressure.
The patient suffers from dryness of all the mucus membrane especially lips, mouth, nose, respiratory tract, in the gastric tract there are peculiar dry, hard, and knotty stools.
Bryonia Alba is used by many homeopaths to treat asthma, pleurisy, cough, there is dry spasmodic cough, stitching pain in the chest.
Bryonia Alba is indicated in when the patient is highly thirsty, there is a great thirst for a large quantity of cold water at long intervals.
Bryonia Alba is a wonderful remedy in treating rheumatic arthritis with dropsical effusion, into the serous and synovial membranes of major joints.
Bryonia Alba is indicated when a patient has a great appetite, eats voraciously, but there is intolerance to vegetable food.
This is the remedy for the stony hardness of the breast, they are hot and painful, the patient has to support them with hand to prevent the least motion.
This is one of the chief remedies for treating vicarious menstruation, there is severe blood flow during menses, the peculiarity is there is a nose-bleed when menses should appear, there is blood-spitting or hemoptysis.
Bryonia Alba is the remedy used to treat complaints that occur from anger, chagrin, mortification, complaints after taking cold or getting hot in summer, when the days are hot and nights are cold, from cold food and drinks, complaints from suppression of discharges or skin eruptions.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The patient is very irritable, morose, ill-humored, and inclined to get angry easily, there is great anxiety and depression of mind, there is the weakness of mind the patient feels as if he will faint.
The patient suffers from delirium, he talks about his daily business, worse at night, desire to escape from bed when sleeping, says he wants to go home though he is at home.
The patient desires things that he refuses when offered.
Bryonia Alba is a great remedy for sick headaches, that occur due to drought, from ironing.
There is a bursting sensation in the brain, feels as if the brain is going to burst, with stitching and sticking pains in the head.
Bryonia Alba is also indicated to treat headache when it is aggravated by motion, in the morning, when first opening the eyes, and relieved by pressure and lying on painful side.
This is a great remedy for sick headaches with a dry white tongue and thirst for a large quantity of cold water at long intervals.
Bryonia Alba is a great remedy for glaucoma there is pressing, crushing, aching pain in the eyes. The eyes are sore to touch and when moving them there is a stitching type of pain.
This is indicated when there is dryness and redness of eyes due to excess use of eyes to watch the TV screen, Computer screen, the lachrymal ducts are dry and inflamed causing stitching in eyes.
Bryonia Alba is a wonderful remedy for dropsical swelling of the eyes, the lids are swollen inflamed and make it difficult for the eyes to open.
Bryonia Alba is one of the top listed medicine for tinnitus, there is roaring, buzzing in the ears, with intense pain and dryness of the ear canal, that causes itching in the ears.
Bryonia is a wonderful remedy for epistaxis there is a tendency to frequent bleeding of the nose, in women, nose bleeds when menses should appear.
There is nose bleeding in the morning, relieving the headache.
Bryonia Alba is commonly indicated in allergic rhinitis and nose block when there is coryza with shooting and aching in the forehead. There is swelling of the tip of the nose, the nose feels as if it would ulcerate when touched.
The Bryonia Alba patient often complains of the sensation of hair on the tongue, there is dryness of mouth, tongue, and throat, with excessive thirst for a large quantity of water.
This is a wonderful remedy for mouth ulcers when the tongue is coated yellowish, dark brown, and heavily white indicative of severe gastric derangement.
It is one of the important remedies for water brash with a bitter taste in the mouth, but the dryness of mucus and excessive thirst.
Bryonia is useful when there is burning in the lower lip in old smokers, the lips are swollen, dry, black, and cracked.
Bryonia is useful in the pale sick face, appears as if cyanosed, indicating underlying respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis.
There is tough mucus in the larynx and trachea, loosened only after much hawking and worse when coming into a warm room.
Bryonia is a great remedy for soreness in the larynx and trachea, there is hoarseness of voice worse in the open air.
Bryonia is a great remedy for asthma there is breathlessness with dry, hacking cough from irritation in the upper trachea.
The cough is dry, at night; must sit up; worse after eating or drinking, with vomiting, with stitches in chest, and expectoration of rust-colored sputa.
There is a frequent desire to take a long breath; to breathe the patient must expand lungs.
The patient suffers from difficult, quick respiration; worse every movement; caused by stitches in the chest.
When there is a cough, it is with feeling as if chest would fly to pieces; presses his head on sternum; must support the chest.
Bryonia is a wonderful remedy in treating croupous and pleuro-pneumonia, the expectoration is brick shade, tough, and falls like lumps of jelly.
There is tough mucus in the trachea, loosened only with much hawking when coming into a warm room excites cough, which is peculiar to Bryonia.
Bryonia is a wonderful remedy for stitches in the cardiac region and angina pectoris there is heaviness beneath the sternum extending towards the right shoulder and arm.
Bryonia is useful in treating hypertension disorders with faintness, associated gastro-hepatic disorders, and rheumatic joint pains.
Bryonia is a wonderful remedy for gastric disorders, there is nausea and faintness when rising. It is useful in waterbrash with vomiting of bile and water immediately after eating. Worse, warm drinks, which are vomited.
This is a great remedy in treating gastritis the stomach is very sensitive to touch. There is pressure in the stomach after eating, as of a stone. The patient has soreness in the stomach when coughing.
It is one of the great remedies useful when a patient has dyspeptic ailments during summer heat and there is the sensitiveness of epigastrium to touch.
Bryonia Alba is a wonderful remedy when there is abnormal hunger, loss of taste, that’s why the patient keeps on eating. The patient also has an intense thirst for a large quantity of water.
Bryonia is one of the top listed remedies for swelling of the liver there is jaundice, sore, tensive pain in the hepatic region.
There is tenderness of the abdominal wall with burning pain, and stitches in the abdomen; worse, from pressure, coughing, breathing, or any motion.
Bryonia Alba is a wonderful remedy for Constipation the stools are hard, dry as if burnt, and seem too large, it occurs due to dryness of the alimentary tract.
Bryonia is a great remedy in treating dysentery the stools are brown, thick, and bloody; severe pain in the abdomen that is worse in the morning, from moving, in hot weather, after being heated, from cold drinks, every spell of hot weather.
Bryonia Alba is indicated in treating increased uric acid in the body causing the formation of uric acid stones and severe pain as if stitching and tearing in kidneys.
The male patients of Bryonia Alba mostly suffer from gleet, gonorrhea, there is early emission with the stiffness of the back. Painful swelling and redness of the glans extending to thighs are peculiar to Bryonia Alba.
Bryonia Alba has got wonderful action on female genitals, making it useful in various disorders related to menstruation and when menstrual irregularities, are with gastric symptoms. It is used in treating intermenstrual pain, with great abdominal and pelvic soreness.
It is indicated in menstrual disorders when there is frequent bleeding of the nose at the appearance of menses.
Bryonia is useful when the menses are too early, too profuse; the patient is worse from motion, with tearing pains in legs; The menses are suppressed, and return with vicarious discharge or splitting headache.
Bryonia is a wonderful remedy in treating ovaritis there are stitching pains in the ovaries on taking a deep inspiration; the lower abdomen is very sensitive to touch, mostly there is a pain in the right ovary as if torn, it extending to the thigh.
Bryonia is one among few remedies that are useful in treating disorders of lactation, it is the top remedy for milk fever.
There is pain in the breasts during the menstrual period, the breasts are hot and painful hard. It is used in treating the abscess of mammae.
Bryonia Alba is indicated in rheumatic and gouty conditions of joints of hands and legs, it is indicated when joints are red, swollen, hot, with stitches in joints and tearing type of pain, worse on least movement. Every spot is painful but better by pressure. Bryonia Alba is indicated in rheumatism of knees, the knees become stiff and very painful with swelling all over dropsical in appearance. There is hot swelling of the feet.
Bryonia is indicated when there is a constant motion of the left arm and leg.
Bryonia alba is indicated to treat, cervical spondylitis where there is painful stiffness in the nape of the neck. There are stitches and stiffness in the small of the back. Intense pain in the back from hard water and sudden changes of weather.
Bryonia alba is useful in treating jaundice with yellowish; pale, skin further developing psoriasis.
Bryonia Alba is one of the top listed medicine, indicated for seborrhoea of scalp, there is dryness if, scaling of the scalp, the hair is very greasy.
Bryonia Alba has got wonderful action in controlling dropsical swelling of the skin, the affected skin surfaces are swollen, dropsical, hot, and painful mainly the skin over the joints.
Bryonia Alba is a wonderful fever remedy during fever the pulse is full, hard, tense, and quick with internal heat.
During chills the patient has external coldness, there is a dry cough, with stitches in the chest region.
During the sweating stage, the patient will have easy and profuse sweat, there is a tendency to sour sweat after slight exertion.
Bryonia Alba is a great remedy for fevers in association with rheumatic and typhoid conditions marked by gastro-hepatic complications.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Bryonia Alba, is worse from warmth, from any motion, mostly morning, on eating, in hot weather, on exertion, on touch.
The Bryonia patient cannot sit up; gets faint and sick, has to lie down.
The conditions of Bryonia Alba are better, by lying on the painful side, by pressure, rest, from cold things.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Bryonia Alba are Alumina, and Rhus tox.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Bryonia Alba are alumina, Arsenicum album, Kali carb.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
The remedies are
Bryonia Alba antidotes the effects of Alumina, Mercurius, Rhus tox.
Bryonia Alba Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Bryonia Alba match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Bryonia Alba
and that given by the patient matches perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Bryonia Alba is used by many homeopaths to treat alcoholism which needs frequent repetition.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Bryonia Alba works well to treat the conditions like rheumatic arthritis.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Abdominal disorders
- Appetite in excess
- Bilious attack
- Brain affection
- Enteric fever
- Chronic obstinate constipation
- Menstrual disorders
- Skin troubles
- Breast affections
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Bryonia Alba are seen then it can be antidoted by Camphora, aconite.