BRYONIA homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine BRYONIA …


      1. Dark persons of firm, fleshy fibre; choleric temperament; bilious and rheumatic tendencies.

2. Fevers. Patient lies like a log, (<) least movement, resents any interference or questioning; at night, active delirium or broken sleep; disturbed about immediately personal concerns; vague, inconstant desires; wants to go home (Actea, Hyoscyamus)

3. Inflammatory affections of serous membranes; when effusion is about to occur; also mastitis, mammae heavy, hard, hot, pale.

4. Sharp, stitching pain (Kali. bich.). (<) motion, (>) rest.

5. Excessive dryness of all mucous membranes from lips to rectum (resulting, e.g. in 6 and 7); secretions scanty.

6. Great thirst for copious draughts at long intervals (rev. Arsenicum).

7. Constipation; stools large, hard, dark, dry, crumbling, as if burnt; also summer diarrhoeas from chill or overheating.

8. Gastric disorders; foul, yellow-coated tongue; capricious appetite; sensation as of stone in stomach (Nux V., Pulsatilla).

9. Ailments chiefly right-sided (ovarian troubles often in exception).

10. Modalities; (<) slightest motion of any kind; at night esp. about 9 p.m. or early a.m. even after good sleep; (<) heat, esp. sun heat; (>) absolute rest, mental and physical; cool air and applications; lying on painful side.

Notes. Chronic remedies, Natr. Mur., Alumina, Lycopod. Useful in ailments from suppression of discharges and acute exanthema.

A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.