Bryonia alba.

Mind and Disposition.

Exceedingly irritable and inclined to be angry.

Restlessness, with fear of the future ; fear of death, which he thinks is near.

Despair of recovery.

Delirium at night of the business of the day.

[5] Unconsciousness.

After having been angry he is chilly ; has a red face and heat in the head.


Giddiness, with sensation of looseness in the brain when stooping, and when raising up the head.

Fulness and heaviness in the forehead, as if the brain were pressed out ; with bleeding of the nose ; red, bloated face ; worse when opening or moving the eyes ; when stooping ; in the evening ; from motion ; better from closing the eyes ; from external pressure.

Tearing in one (right) side of the head, extending into the cheek and jaw-bones ; worse from motion, touch and heat ; better during rest and from external pressure.

[10] Heat of the head, with dark-red face ; with coldness of the rest of the body ; with much thirst and pain in the limbs when moving them ; worse in the evening.

Oily, greasy, sour-smelling perspiration on the head (and the whole body) during sleep ; at night, especially towards morning.

Greasiness of the hair of the head.


Stitches in the eyes.

Burning in the eyes and edges of the eyelids.

[15] Inflammation of the eyes, aggravated by heat.

Inflammation of the eyes, especially in gouty subjects.

The eyes feel as if pressed out of the head.

The eyes feel very sore to touch, and when moving them.

Swollen eyelids, especially the upper lids.


[20] Swelling of the nose, with very sore pain when touched.

Bleeding of the nose, especially in the morning -with suppressed menstruation.


Yellow paleness of the face.

Hot, bloated red face.

Nodosities and indurations on the face.

[25] Lips dry, swollen ; cracked.


Toothache ; shooting from one tooth to another, or into the head and cheeks ; from an exposed nerve (sensitiveness of the decayed teeth to contact of the air) ; pain worse from smoking or chewing tobacco ; from introducing any thing warm into the mouth ; relieved, momentarily, by cold water, and when lying on the painful side.


Dryness of the mouth, tongue and throat.

Tongue coated white or yellow, especially in the middle.


Great peen in the throat.

[30] Stitches in the throat when swallowing.

Sensation of swelling and constriction in the oesophagus.

Appetite and Taste.

Abnormal hunger ; he must often cat something.

Does not drink often, but much at a time.

Taste bitter, even of food.


[35] Vomiting of solids, and not of fluids.

Bitter vomiting when drink immediately after a meal.

Vomiting, first of bile, then fluids.

Pressure in the stomach after eating, especially after eating bread.

Stitches in the stomach.

[40] Burning in the stomach and pit of the stomach, especially when moving.

Inflammation of the stomach.

Sensitiveness of the pit of the stomach to touch and pressure.


Bloated abdomen (dropsy).

Stitches in the liver, when touching it ; when coughing and breathing. (Inflammation of the liver).

Stool and Anus.

[45] Constipation.

Stools too large in size ; too hard and dry.

Diarrhoea, preceded by pain in the abdomen ; during stool burning at the anus.

Diarrhoea putrid ; smelling like old cheese ; worse (or only) in the morning ; during hot weather.

Involuntary stools while asleep.

Urinary Organs.

[50] Diminished secretion of hot, red urine.

White, turbid urinating).

Burning in the urethra, (when not urinating).

Cutting in the urethra, or sensation of constriction while urinating.

Sexual Organs.

Men. Stitches in the testicles while sitting.

[55] Women. Menstruation too early and too profuse, with dark, red blood.

Suppressed menstruation, with bleeding of the nose.

During pregnancy, pain in the abdomen and burning in the uterus.

Swelling and inflammation of the left labia majora.

Lumps indurations and inflammations of the mammae, with diminished or retarded secretion of milk. (Puerperal fever).

Respiratory Organs.

[60] Hoarseness and roughness of the voice (acute bronchitis).

Deep, slow breathing.

Difficult breathing, only possible with the assistance of the abdominal muscles.

Frequent sighing, breathing.

Continued inclination to draw a long breath.

[65] Breathing quick, difficult and anxious ; caused by stitches, principally in the chest, compelling him to sit up.

Cough, from tickling in the throat and pit of the stomach ; in the evening and at night without expectoration ; during the day the expectoration is yellow, or consists of coagulated brown blood, or of cold mucus of a disagreeable flat taste.

Cough and stitches in the head and chest ; or pain, as if the head and chest would burst.

Stitches in the chest, when breathing or coughing.

Heat in the chest (pleurisy, pneumonia).

[70] Palpitation of the heart, with oppression of the chest (carditis).

Dry, spasmodic cough, after eating and drinking, with vomiting of food.

Cough, with involuntary secretion of urine ; hoarseness ; thirst ; sneezing ; stitches in the chest and small of the back ; red face ; aggravated by motion, talking, laughing, eating and drinking.


Stitches in the back and small of the back.

Painful stiffness in the small of the back, compelling him to walk and sit crookedly.

[75] Painful stiffness of the neck.

Upper Extremities.

Swelling of the elbow and hand joints, and upper parts of the hands.

The wrist feels as if dislocated, when moving it.

Rheumatic swelling of the right shoulder and upper am, with stitches.

Swollen hands.

Lower Extremities.

[80] Cracking and dislocation of the hip-joint, when walking.

Stitches in the hip-joint, extending to the knee.

Painful stiffness of the knees, with stitches, especially when moving them.

The ankle feels as if dislocated, especially when walking.

Swelling of the lower extremities.

[85] Hot, inflammatory swelling of the feet, with redness.

Stitches in the feet (soles of the feet, big toe).

Putrid ulcers on the lower extremities.


Over-sensitiveness of the senses to external impressions.

Rheumatic and gouty pains in the limbs, with tension ; worse from motion and contact.

[90] Paralysis of the limbs.

Stiffness and stitches in the joints.

Swelling (pale or red) of the affected parts, with inability to move them.


Sleeplessness before midnight, with thirst, heat and ebullitions.

Drowsiness, with half-closed eyes.

[95] Yawning and sleepiness in the day-time.

Delirium, as soon as he awakes.


Pulse full and hard, tense and quick ; seldom intermitting.

Chilliness predominating, frequently with heat of the head, red cheeks and thirst.

Chill, with external coldness of the body.

[100] Coldness and chilliness, mostly in the evening, and often only on one (right) side.

More chilliness in the room than in the open air.

Heat. Fever, with bitter taste and thirst.

Dry, burning heat, mostly internal, as if the blood were burning in the veins.

Perspiration, profuse and easily excited when walking slowly in the open, cold air.

[105] Profuse night and morning perspiration.

Perspiration sour, or oily.



Burning itching eruptions.

Rash, especially of children, and during child-bed.

[110] Petechiae.

Erysipelatous inflammations, especially of the joints.

Hard knots and blotches.

Putrid ulcers, feeling cold.


Aggravation, in the evening (9 A.M.).

[115] From motion, exertion of the body, on ascending ; worse on sitting up in bed ; the patient is made sick at the stomach by sitting up ; can't sit up a moment ; gets faint, or sick, or both, on sitting up.

From heat and warm food ; while coughing, after eating, while swallowing ; after the suppression of cutaneous eruptions.

Amelioration, while making an expiration.

[120] On descending ; while lying, especially on the painful side ; while sitting ; from eating cold things ; on getting warm in bed.