BRYONIA ALBA [Bry]
Business oriented, fear of poverty. Irritability, wants to be left alone.
Homesickness. Averse to be disturbed.
Affects the serous and mucous membranes.
Worse from slightest motion.
Extremely thirsty for large quantities of water, at infrequent intervals.
Tongue coated white or yellowish-brown at centre.
Injury, trauma, sprains, fractures.
COMMON NAME : Wild Hops
FAMILY : Cucurbitaceae
A/F : -Anger, chagrin, mortification.
-Complaints after taking cold when hot in summer, or when the days are hot and nights are cold.
-Cold food and drink.
-From suppression of discharges and skin eruptions.
-Gluttony wounds (often indicated in injury of the joints when Arnica fails).
MODALITIES : < Motion (Raising up, stooping, coughing) > Pressure 3 < Touch 3 > Lying on painful part 3 < Hot weather 3 > Cool open air 3 < Becoming hot > Quiet 3 < Dry cold or heat > Rest 3 < Vexation 3 > Drawing knees up 3 < Suppressions 3 > Cloudy damp days < 9 p.m.3 > Heat to inflammed part
MIND : -Very irritable and ugly in behaviour.
-Delirium-wants to go home, thinking he is not there < night, -constant motion of left leg and left hand.
-Talks of business.
-Fear of poverty.
-Wants to be let alone. Aversed to being disturbed.
-Desire for things, which are rejected, when offered.
-Apprehension, dread of future.
-Despair of being cured, with fear of death. -Children dislike to be carried or raised.
-Easily angered and irritated.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Oversensitiveness of senses to external impressions.
-All complaints are worse from motion, along with general amelioration by absolute rest and pressure.
-It is a very persistent remedy, all complaints develop slowly, and have a insidious onset.
-Dryness of all the mucus membranes, hence discharges are scanty and adherent.
-Great thirst for large quantities of cold water, at long intervals. Great appetite and eat voraciously.
-Stitching pains which are relieved by absolute rest and pressure, and by lying on painful side.
-Most complaints < in summer and by heat.
-Right sided affections.
-It disorders the circulation, causing congestion.
-Head-Bursting, heavy, crushing, left sided headache.
-Headache over the left eye or forehead extending to occipital region. < moving eyes, coughing, straining at stool.
-Headache- A/F Ironing, when constipated.
-Dizzy or faint on rising up.
-Mouth-Tongue - Thick and white coated.
-G.I.T.-There is intolerance of vegetable food.
-Craving for coffee, wine and acid drinks.
-Aversion to milk, rich food, fatty and greasy food.
-Blood spitting or haemoptysis.
-No desire for stools for a number of days.
-Stools-large, dry, hard, as if burnt (constipated).
-Diarrhoea-gushing, painless, undigested< morning on rising, eating cabbage.
-Respiratory system-Dropsical effusions into the serous and synovial membrane, resulting in pleurisy.
-Pleurisy expectoration rusty, blood streaked.
-Cough-dry, hard, very painful, at night, as if from stomach, must sit up -< eating and drinking -Sharp, stitching pain in chest < deep breathing and coughing.
-Colds travel downwards to chest.
-Female genitalia-Vicarious menstruation, nose bleed when menses should appear.
-Breasts are heavy, stony hardness, painful hot, must support them with hand to prevent least motion, with uniform redness of skin.
-Extremities-Rheumatic arthritis causing inflammation and exudation.
-Sleep-Sleeps on left side.
-Skin-Slow development or sudden receding of rash in eruptive fevers, undeveloped measles.
-Stitching pain, severe, swelling, pale, hot, < touch or least motion.
-Fevers-all kinds of fever, bilious, typhoid and remittent fevers.
-In intermittent fever, great thirst during chill, and still greater in heat.
-Wants to lie down with bodyache, headache, delirium with constant motion of arm and left leg.
KEYNOTES : -Pains-stitching, tearing, < slightest motion, night > absolute rest, pressure, lying on painful side.
-Excessive dryness of all the mucus membranes of entire body.
-Great thirst for large quantities of cold water at long intervals.
-Mammae-heavy, very painful, stony hard, hot < least motion > support.
-Dry spasmodic cough with stitching pain in chest > pressure.
-Headache- severe, bursting, heavy, fronto-occipital headaches. < ironing, when constipated.
-Painful part pale, swollen,< least motion > rest, pressure, > hot fomentation.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Right sided complaints.
-Dryness of all mucous membranes.
-Stitching pains < slightest motion > rest, pressure, lying on painful side.
-Great thirst for large quantities of cold water.
-Constipation, no desire for a number of days, or dry, large, hard, as if burnt stools.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Dry, spare, nervous slender persons, with dark complexion and hair, of irritable disposition and rheumatic tendency.
-< Slightest movement > Rest, pressure, lying on affected side.
CLINICAL : -Appendicitis, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Constipation, Coma, Diarrhoea, Epistaxis, Headache, Hepatitis, Influenza, Lumbago, Mastitis, Meningitis, Migraines, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Toothache, Vertigo.
-Bryonia takes care of the effects following the typhoid, paratyphoid states- Dr. Grimmer.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Bell, Calc, Cham, Chel, Nux-v, Phyt, Psor, Rhus-t, Sep, Spig, Stel.
-Remedies that follow well - Abro, Alu, Kali-c, Lyc, Nat-m, Rhus-t, Sep, Sul.
-Complementary-Alum, Nat-m, Rhus-t, Sulph.
-Antidotes-Acon, Alum, Camph, Cham, Coff, Ign, Nux-v, Puls.