Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, natural order Cucurbitaceœ: see bryony.
  • n. [lowercase] The name in the pharmacopœias of the root of Bryonia alba and B. dioica, used as a cathartic.

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Examples

  • Homeopathic remedies to consider are bryonia 6th to 30th when there is burning sensation, cough, phlegm, nasal congestion; arsenicum alb. 6th for profuse acrid discharges with frequent sneezing, simultaneous affection of eyes, nose and throat; pulsatilla 6th when there are putrid discharges, ear pains, and loss of taste, smell and sensations; allium cepa 6th for frequent sneezing, profuse watery discharges.

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  • Homeopathic remedies to consider include mix vomica 6th to 30th when there is frequent but ineffectual desire to ease oneself; natrum mur. 6th to 12th; bryonia 6th to 30th when there is no desire; lycopodium 30th when there is difficulty passing stools, tendency toward bloating, and gas after meals; and sulphur 30th when there are lower abdominal feelings of heat and heaviness with burning and itching of the anus.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • And more than this, read nine of these cases, which he has published, as I have just done, and observe the absolute nullity of aconite, belladonna, and bryonia, against the symptoms over which they are pretended to exert such palpable, such obvious, such astonishing influences.

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

  • It deserves notice that he experimented with the most boasted substances, -- cinchona, aconite, mercury, bryonia, belladonna.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • I have just done, and observe the absolute nullity of aconite, belladonna, and bryonia, against the symptoms over which they are pretended to exert such palpable, such obvious, such astonishing influences.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • A case is reported on the page before me of a soldier affected with acute inflammation in the chest, who took successively aconite, bryonia, nux vomica, and pulsatilla, and after thirty-eight days of treatment remained without any important change in his disease.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • In a report of a poisoning case now on trial, where we are told that arsenic enough was found in the stomach to produce death in twenty-four hours, the patient is said to have been treated by arsenic, phosphorus, bryonia, aconite, nux vomica, and muriatic acid, -- by a practitioner of what school it may be imagined.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • In the past, various flu epidemics such as the Spanish flu and bird flu have been successfully treated and prevented by homeopathic remedies like gelsemium, bryonia, influenzinum, and oscillococcinum, said homoeopaths.

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  • "I think," she continued, "you had better have some bryonia.

    The Minister's Charge

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