The Homeopathic Remedy Bryonia is a comprehensive remedy that may be best known for relieving intense, bursting headaches, migraines and hangovers.
It was given the nicknames ‘grumpy bear’ and ‘hangover’ remedy because it applies best when stress or illness sets off a grumpy irritability that refuses comfort, and does not want to be spoken to, bothered or moved in any way.
Swollen, red, hot joints, stiff necks, and certain cases of whiplash, low back pain and sciatica need Bryonia’s soothing support as well.
Bryonia is a good remedy to choose in cases when affected person just wants to sit still, without moving. Pain and pressure in the stomach, also with vomiting and nausea, are symptoms to use this remedy.
Bryonia is commonly used for:
Bryonia has earned much fame by relieving intense, bursting, frontal headaches that may build to cover the whole head and do not want to be moved or jarred in any way.
Dry Painful Coughs:
Bryonia helps with slow moving flu and colds that are marked by dryness. The affected person has a dry, hacking cough with stitching pains, bone-aching, chill-ridden fever, with a great thirst for cold water, dry throat and a “don’t touch me, leave me alone” growl.
Joint Sprains and Strains:
Joint issues may be due to injury, strains or aging. Bryonia can be very helpful for stitching pain and stiffness in the small of the back and in the neck. Its ‘keynote’ symptom ‘pain worse from slightest movement’ applies best to its swollen, red, hot, stiff, aching joints with stitching pain.