Biologically active substances and homeopathic preparations of Brionia white and dioecious
AUTHORS : Tereshina NS.
RELEVANT UNIVERSITIES : Research Institute of Pharmacy, Moscow Medical Academy named after I.M.Sechenov, Moscow
YEAR : 2006
There are two types of Bryonia used in homeopathy: Bryonia alba L. (White Bryonia or White Bryony) and Bryonia dioica Jaq. / Bryonia cretica L. subsp.dioica (Jacq.)
Tutin. (dioecious bryony or dioecious cross), family Cucurbitaceae – pumpkin. Bryony white is a perennial herb. Several thin stems up to 4 m long emerge from
the thick root, climbing with antennae. The leaves are alternate, petiolate, five-lobed, deep-heart-shaped at the base, dentate along the edge, rough on both sides.
Antennae are thin, long, spirally twisted. Flowers are dioecious, monoecious. 5–7 stamen flowers in corymbose racemes on long (up to 20 cm) thin peduncles with a
deep five-part corolla of dirty yellow color with green veins. 5–12 pistillate flowers in corymbose racemes on shorter (up to 10 cm) peduncles, greenish. The fruit is a
spherical black berry 7–8 mm in diameter. It grows in the European part of Russia, the
Caucasus and Central Asia.