Bryonia Homeopathic Remedy: Mentals, Emotionals, Physicals
Also known as English mandrake or white bryony, the Bryonia homeopathic remedy is derived is a gourd plant with origins in Europe and northern Iran.
It is known to be an injurious, poisonous plant that can destroy other nearby plants and grows extensively on fences, walls, and other natural or man-made structures.
If the plant can’t grow on a tall structure, it can alternatively grow into a dense herbal mat, and then from there can grow onto nearby structures.
It can grow so high to the point that when established on a structure, it can block out the sun or rain from its host.
Affinities: for membranes that suspends and permits motion such as meninges, pleura, peritoneum, synovial, bursa, tendons, ligaments, nerve sheaths, interstitial connective tissue.
Here’s a good remedy picture of Bryonia by homeopath Misha Norland in this clip:
Not particularly refined
Works hard for security
Averse to company
Focused on survival
“A great Dad remedy.”
They DO NOT have a deep personality, emotionally dry as a bone, no feelings
Possible initial complaints: headaches, sciatica, arthritis, constipation
QUITE BASIC, BUT EASY TO SPOT
Better for quiet, rest, and laying on the painful part
They like to be home because it’s safe, secure…“why do I need to go anywhere?”
Irritable, peevish, snappy. “Leave me alone!”
Samuel Hahnemann: Bryonia’s can be industrious, works hard, focused on business, a bit of worry with business, needing to get something done, I need to get stuff done
Anxiety about business. Trying to reach a place of comfort. I work for practical reasons, for security
VERY MATTER OF FACT
Anxious dreams of business
Needs stability/security as a means of holding on, sensitivity to movement. Not adventurous. Can be sporty
Insecurity…fear of the future. They can’t deal with stuff outside of their control
THEY DON’T GO WITH THE “FLOW”.
Irritability & wanting to be left alone – “I wanna do what has to be done!”
”DRY-ONIA” = DRY ON ALL LEVELS
Dry physicals, anything dry agg, all rubrics are dry
Great thirst and they gulp liquids at large quantities
Not much urine, dry hard stools. Easily constipated
Stitching pains, sharp stabbing pains, ARTHRITIS, gout, WORSE FROM MOVEMENT
Slow onset of symptoms, all symptoms are aggravated by the least motion!!
Moving eyes hurt, joint pain, abdominal pain
With appendicitis or any other pain: better by lying on painful spot
Joints: red, swollen, stiff, stitching pains from the least motion, affinity for the large joints
Coughs: colds travel to the chest, dry hard painful cough, pleurisy pneumonia, bronchitis, mastitis, hot painful breast, better for heat, worse from motion [dd: Phytolocca]
Headaches: aggravated by motion, even in the eyes, tends to be left-sided headache, extends to occiput then whole heat, worse in morning, worse by ironing, worse when constipated, better pressure
Vertigo: worse moving, worse rising in the morning, sensation as if sinking into the bed
Mouth: tongue is white/brownish, dry mouth, cracked lips
Gastrointestinal: constipation with a dry rectum, dry hard stool, stomach pains, worse pain, worse vomiting, heaviness, lump stone in stomach after eating
Generalities: warm blooded, better by heat, better in open air, cold drinks, ailments from getting overheated and then chilled, worse 9PM, worse by rising, worse by motion, better by stillness, better by pressure,
Injuries: #1 from broken ribs, better bandaged
Meningitis, jaw wiggling
Encephalitis [inflammation of the brain]
Nausea and vomiting from dietary digressions
#1 remedy for appendicitis
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