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:




Mind Symptoms



Not fancy, sophisticated, or particularly refined.

Works hard for security.

Business thinking.


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.


Reliable, methodical.


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!”

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.


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.


Irritability & wanting to be left alone  – “I wanna do what has to be done!”


Physical Symptoms



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.

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.

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.


Acute Uses


  • Meningitis, jaw wiggling.
  • Encephalitis [inflammation of the brain].
  • Influenza.
  • Gastritis.
  • Nausea and vomiting from dietary digressions.
  • #1 remedy for appendicitis.
  • Pneumonia.

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About the author

Ariel Baradarian

Ariel Baradarian, CCH is an experienced holistic certified homeopathic practitioner with success in addressing a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical ailments in men, women, and children of all stripes. He works both alongside local medical and integrative doctors and their patients as well as with his own growing, global private practice, both in person in his office in Queens, NY and globally via video chat sessions. Ariel is also a natural health blogger and chief editor of, which is dedicated to helping others heal on all levels using various types of natural healing, including homeopathy. In addition, he is the New York Producer of the Vibrant Living Network, an inspiring organization dedicated to promoting a community natural and holistic health, mindful consciousness, relational intelligence and more!

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