Bryonia is a genus of flowering plant in the gourd family. Bryony /ˈbr.əni/ is its best-known common name. They are native to western Eurasia and adjacent regions, such as North Africa, the Canary Islands and South Asia.



Bryonia is also used to treat stomach and intestinal diseases, lung diseases, arthritis, liver disease, and metabolic disorders; and to prevent infections. It is also used to increase urination to relieve fluid retention.


Cold and influenza (flu): Patients who endure physical symptoms like reddened, tender and distended nose, a hoarse and tightened throat as well as a dry cough may find the homeopathic remedy Bryonia beneficial. Such patients generally have cracked and itchy lips, while their mouth is dehydrated and there is a white coating on the tongue. They may also experience shooting pain in the ear and endure tender eyes and heavy eyelids accompanied by sensitivity to even slightest movement. The other physical symptoms of patients requiring Bryonia may include an acute and terrible headache, an intense thirst as well as profuse sweating.

Dry coughs: Bryonia is an ideal homeopathic remedy for people who suffer from tremendous dehydration in the mouth, throat, mucous membranes and chest accompanied by an irritating cough and stabbing chest pain. The patient generally finds relief from headaches, pain in the rib cage or the chest when he/ she presses the chest when there is a cough outburst. In addition, they feel better when they lie down and breathe lightly. Such coughs may be associated with pleurisy, colds or even bronchitis.

Headaches: People requiring Bryonia are those who endure a rupturing, splitting headache on their forehead or above the left eye and even the slightest movement of the eyeball hurts them. The pain gradually spreads to the rear of the head and, subsequently, to their entire head and usually the condition continues for the whole day. In such cases, the patients may have dehydrated mouth and may experience an intense thirst.

Joint pain: When the joints as well as the muscles become hot, distended and rigid accompanied by a sharp pain, normally owing to arthritis, gout or tenosynovitis or following any type of injury, using the homeopathic remedy Bryonia provides relief from the symptoms.

Breast problems: Bryonia is an effective homeopathic remedy for treating breast that turn pale, hot and firm accompanied by piercing pains, especially in pregnant women or nursing mothers. In the case of nursing mothers, the supply of breast milk may be in excess.

Constipation: People enduring constipation, wherein they have large, solid stools that appear to be black or singed need the homeopathic remedy Bryonia. In this case, the rectum of the patients is likely to be especially dehydrated accompanied by a very strong pain following passing stool. Such patients may generally experience a rumbling and colicky pain in their abdominal region.


Bryonia is LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone to use. At fairly low doses, it can cause many side effects including dizziness, vomiting, convulsions, colic, bloody diarrhea, abortion, nervous excitement, and kidney damage. Larger doses may cause fatal poisoning. Just touching fresh bryonia can cause skin irritation. Eating the berries can cause death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Bryonia is UNSAFE for pregnant women when taken by mouth and LIKELY UNSAFE for breast-feeding women when taken by mouth. It can cause a miscarriage in addition to serious health consequences for the pregnant or breast-feeding woman.

Children: Bryonia is LIKELY UNSAFE for children when taken by mouth. Eating the berries can cause death.

Stomach and intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) disorders: There are many reasons not to use bryonia. It can cause serious side effects and death. Additionally, it can irritate the stomach and intestines and can make GI problems worse.


Please read the medicine’s instructions and consult your doctor!

Other names

Brionia, Bryone, Bryone Blanche, Bryone Dioïque, Bryonia alba, Bryonia cretica, Bryonia dioca, Bryoniae Radix, Couleuvrée, Devil’s Turnip, English Mandrake, Herbe de Feu, Ladies’ Seal, Mandragore Grimpante, Navet du Diable, Rave de Serpent, Tamus, Tetterberry, Vigne Blanche, Vigne du Diable, White Bryony, Wild Hops, Wild Nep, Wild Vine, Wood Vine


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