The authors suggest that Schisandra and Bryonia
induced an increase in physical performance which could be due to their stimulatory effect on NO production, which adapts the organism to heavy physical exercise (Panossian 1999).
Conditions in which bryonia
is used include acute and chronic infectious diseases, backache, body aches, cough, diarrhea, diuretic, dizziness, emetic, fatigue, fever, flu, gastrointestinal disorders, headache, joint pain, liver disorders, lumbago, metabolic disorders, migraine headache, pain from broken bones, respiratory tract disorders, rheumatism and sore throat.
The positive side: Bryonia
dioica; Avena sterilis; Withania frutescens; Arthrocnemum glaucum; Atriplex halimus; Acacia sp; Arundo donax; Typha latifolia; Calycotome intermedia; Ziziphus lotus; Zygophyllum sp; Suaeda fructicosa.
is often useful for any situation where the person wishes to lie completely still to avoid aggravating the condition.
is characterised by irritability and dryness of mucous membranes.
It contains homeopathic bryonia
with honey and lemon which can be particularly effective for dry tickly coughs.
chinensis Panossian AG et al To test effect on serum NO Bryonia
alba 1999b and cortisol levels during physical exercise (in vivo) S.
, and Ruta are also excellent for many painful conditions.
- For large, dry, even crumbling stools that are difficult to pass.
These are: Rubia tenuifolia, Ephedra foeminea, Hedera helix, Bryonia
cretica, and Lonicera etrusca, which are represented by a higher number of individuals than other Mediterranean vines in any other refugia in the Near East.
Remedies: Abelmoschus, Acetic Acid, Aethusa, Ailanthus, Anantherum, Argemon, Asclepias, Tuberosa, Baptisia, Benzoic Acid, Bryonia
, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carnegia gigantean, Chamomilla, Doryphora, Euphrasia, Gallic Acid, Gambogia, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lycopus, Mancinella, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Paris, Petroleum, Polystyrene, Podophyllum, Pyrogenium, Rheum, Rhus Tox, Sacchrum Album, Sulphuricum Acidum, Thyroidinum, Veratrum Veride, Viscum.
In recent years a much smaller cluster of commonly utilised medicines has emerged, including Arsenicum album, Bryonia
, Ipecacuanha, Eucalyptus globulus, Natrum muriaticum, Chinchona and Veratrum album.