Dulcamara

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Dulcamara

Dulcamara has synonyms depending on whether you’re referring to the plant itself or its other uses:

For the Plant:

  • Common names:

    • Bittersweet
    • Bittersweet nightshade
    • Woody nightshade
    • Climbing nightshade
    • Violet bloom (referencing the flowers)
    • (and many others)

Important Note: Dulcamara is poisonous, so these common names should be used with caution, especially if there’s a risk of someone confusing it with a safe plant.

For other uses:

  • Dulcamara itself means "bittersweet" (literally "sweet-bitter") – This refers to the taste of the plant.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dulcamara Effect In Cold

Catarrhal rheumatism which is  brought on or aggravated by exposure to cold, damp, rainy weather or sudden changes in hot weather.  

ii) Skin is delicate, sensitive to cold, liable to eruptions, especially urticaria; every time patient takes cold or is long exposed to cold.

iii) Increased secretion of mucous membranes; perspiration being suppressed from cold.  

iv) Dropsy: after suppresses sweat; exposure to cold. 

v) Catarrhal ischuria in grown-up children, with milky urine; from wading with bare-feet in cold water.

vi) Diarrhoea : from taking cold in damp places, or during damp, foggy weather; change from warm to cold weather

vii) Aggravation from cold in general, cold air, cold wet weather. 

Skin Symptoms Of Dulcamara

i) Skin affections: brought on or aggravated by expo sure to cold, damp, rainy weather, or sudden changes in hot weather. 

ii) Skin is delicate, sensitive to cold, liable to eruptions, especially urticaria; every time patient takes cold or is long exposed to cold. 

iii) Rash before the menses. 

iv) Urticaria over whole body, no fever; itching, burns after scratching. Agg. from warmth. Amel. from cold.

v) thick brown-yellow crusts on scalp, face, forehead, temples, chin, with reddish borders, bleeding when scratched. ben

vi) Warts: fleshy, large, smooth; on face or back of hands and fingers.

Febrile Symptoms Of Dulcamara

a) Causation

  • i) From exposure to damp cold air. 
  • ii) From wet or rainy weather.
  • iii) From drenching in rain.  

b) Types of fever

  • i) Influenza or other types of pyrexia.

c) Onset

  • i)Very slow or insidious.

d) Symptoms

1) Catarrhal discharge
  • i) Profuse, watery discharge from the nose.
  • ii) Discharges are thick and yellowish. 
2) Heat
  • Dry, burning heat all over the body.  
3) Pain
  • Aching pain all over the body. 
4) Tongue
  • Presents imprint of teeth with profuse salivation. 
5) Cough
  • During fever loose cough and profuse discharge comes out. 
6) Stool
  • Loose stool, from taking cold in damp places. 

e) Modalities

Agg
  • i) From cold.
  • ii) From damp.
  • iii) From rainy weather.
  • iv) From cold drink. (Ref. Clarks)
  • v) In the evening and night
  • vi) From rest.
Amel.
  • i) By warm food and warm dress
  • ii) From motion.
  • iii) From pressure. 

f) Concomitants

  • i) Thick brown-yellow crusts on promise scalp, face, forehead, temples and chin; with reddish borders, bleeding when scratched.
  • ii) Anasarca after ague, scarlet
  • iii) Increased secretion of mucous membranes. 
  • iv) Headache better by conversation.

Urinary Symptoms Of Dulcamara

a) Causation:

  1. Urinary trouble occurs from: 
  • i) Cold, damp, wet weather.
  • ii) From wading with bare-foot in cold water. 

b) Character of urine

  • i) Thick, milky urine passes involuntarily, due to paralysis of the bladder.
  • ii) Thick mucus, purulent sediment.
  • iii) Offensive odour. 

c) Before urination

  • Burning pain in the bladder. 

d) During urination

  • i) Burning in the urinary meatus.
  • ii) Urine drops vertically without force.
  • iii) Cannot empty the bladder thoroughly. 

 e) After urination

  • Slimy sediment, deposits in the

f) Modalities

  • i) From cold.
  • ii) From damp wet weather, etc. 

g) Concomitants

  • i) Catarrhal ischuria in grown up
  • ii) Flabby moist tongue with profuse (4)

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