Bryonia alba is a homeopathic remedy sometimes known simply as 'Bryonia'.
Bryonia alba may be helpful in cases of dry coughs and colds or flu that manifest slowly or gradually and are accompanied by extreme thirst, irritability, and the desire to be left alone.
Apart from irritability, dehydration is a key indication for bryonia alba. This may be manifested in the form of dry mouth, dry membranes, and / or joints.
More about the substance used to prepare bryonia alba homeopathic remedy:
Bryonia alba homeopathic remedy is produced from the root of the plant who common name is white bryony.
A sketch of this plant is shown belowon the left.
This image shows the plant in flower.
It is also often shown (not on this page) with the dark berries that appear after the pale coloured flowers seen in this picture.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
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- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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