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Bryonia Dioica (White Bryony)

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Also known as English mandrake. Climing plant, wiry stems palmate leaves green/white flowers. Large rooted plant with long thin climbing stems, with coiling tendrils. Has small greenish-white flowers, followed by dull red berries on some plants. Children may eat the berries. Poisonous substances are mainly an alkaloid, bryonicine and glycocide, bryonin. Used in homeopathy in treatment of arthritis, effusions into joints, hepatic (or biliary) colic, measles, rheumatism, synovitis and coughs. Shows growing plant with flowers, tendrils and green, unripe berries.

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