May 28, 2016

Bryonia

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What other names is Bryonia known by?

Brionia, Bryone, Bryone Blanche, Bryone Dioïque, Bryonia alba, Bryonia cretica, Bryonia dioca, Bryoniae Radix, Couleuvrée, Devil's Turnip, English Mandrake, Herbe de Feu, Ladies' Seal, Mandragore Grimpante, Navet du Diable, Rave de Serpent, Tamus, Tetterberry, Vigne Blanche, Vigne du Diable, White Bryony, Wild Hops, Wild Nep, Wild Vine, Wood Vine.

What is Bryonia?

Bryonia is a plant. People use the root for medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, bryonia is used as a laxative to relieve constipation and as an emetic. Emetics are medicines that are used to cause vomiting.

Bryonia is also used to treat stomach and intestinal diseases, lung diseases, arthritis, liver disease, and metabolic disorders; and to prevent infections. It is also used to increase urination to relieve fluid retention.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stomach or intestinal diseases.
  • Lung diseases.
  • Arthritis.
  • Liver disease.
  • Metabolic disorders.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Preventing infections.
  • Causing vomiting.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bryonia for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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