Bryon, scientific name Bryonia dioica , is a climbing plant that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family.Originally from Europe, a region where it is widely used due to its medicinal properties, this plant has a large tuberous root; thin, rough and angular stems; petiolate and alternating leaves; yellowish green flowers; and globose berry fruit, red in color.The used part of the bryony is its root which, although it has a bad odor, constitutes a purgative of high value. The vegetable can be used in tea form to treat a range of health conditions.

Bryon Properties and Benefits

The active principles of Bryon include glycosides (brionine), tannin, phytosterins and resins (bryosterins). Among the medicinal properties of this plant are its antirheumatic, laxative, diuretic and deworming action.

Due to its medicinal properties, bryony is used in natural medicine to treat a variety of health conditions, including coughs, flu and colds, pneumonia, peritonitis, rheumatism, diarrhea, worms, breast inflammation, measles, glaucoma, stomach pain , dyspepsia with acidity, liver congestion, appendicitis, meningitis, headaches, back pain, diabetes and other problems.

In addition, this vegetable still contains 20% of starch which, after the fermentation process, can replace the English potato, as it contains substances such as, for example, bryoicin, a crystallized material with nitrogen.

How to prepare bryon tea?

To prepare bryon tea, just add 3 grams of dried root powder to half a liter of boiling water. Allow to cool and, later, filter the mixture with the help of a tissue.

The indication for consumption of this tea is twice a day, to treat constipation and worms.

How to use bryon depends on the health condition to be treated. Therefore, in addition to the herbal tea, it is also possible to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the vegetable through poultice and wine. Check it out below:

  • Poultice

Apply 30 grams of the fresh, crushed root to a gauze pad. The constant and prolonged use of this recipe is not recommended, as it can cause severe skin irritation.

  • Wine

Just macerate 60 grams of the plant’s root, cut into small pieces, in a liter of good quality wine. Leave for 24 hours, filter the wine and place in a bottle.

The indication for consumption of this recipe is one spoon before the main meals. It is recommended to treat rheumatism and for its diuretic properties.

Precautions and contraindications

Always keep in mind that self-medication can be very dangerous! Therefore, always consult a specialist before starting any treatments – including those carried out with plants.

Every vegetable can contain substances that are harmful to your health, so it must be used with care and under medical supervision. Bryon roots and berries contain bryonicin, which causes diarrhea and tetanus hardening.