Agrohomoeopathy. New remedies.
Solanum dulcamara. Woody Nightshade. Bitter-sweet. N. O. Solanace├â┬ª. (Not to be confounded with “Deadly Nightshade,” Belladonna, nor with “Climbing Bitter-sweet,” Celastrus.) Tincture prepared from fresh green stems and leaves, gathered just before flowering.
Waterlogging, damping off, collar rot. Effects of prolonged wet weather. Fungal diseases, such as rust. General problems with photosynthesis, such as discolourations and fungal leaf diseases. Halo spot, rust, blight, mildews. Injuries. Checked eruptions.
The leading indication for the hom├àÔÇ£opathic use of Dulcamara is found in its modality, “< from cold and damp." Any condition which has this feature may find its remedy in Dulc. Dulcamara is a remedy which produces ill effects as from getting drenched. Thus, we see it has symptoms from ├óÔé¼┼ôwet feet,├óÔé¼┬Ø such as damping off, collar rot, and waterlogging. ├óÔé¼┼ôSensitiveness to cold and damp runs through the Solanace├â┬ª, and is marked in Bell. and Caps., but it is supreme in Dulc. Dulc. is a scrofulous remedy and has many eruptions: moist or dry, red, tettery eruptions, especially on leaves; furfuraceous,├óÔé¼┬Ø as in downy mildew. ├óÔé¼┼ôIt corresponds to results of repercussed eruptions.├óÔé¼┬Ø (Clarke) Worse from cold weather, especially in weak plants. It is indicated when the fields remain wet and water remains on the soil after much rain, such as we often see in spring and fall in the northern hemisphere and in monsoon climates, when the rain sometimes does not stop for days on end. At the same time, we see that the plants have a great desire for water, and this may account also for the condition of waterlogging, since in humans dropsical affections are prominent. It is, like its close similar Rhus tox, also indicated after hot days, followed by cold nights. Such conditions often occur both in spring and fall, when the sun has enough power to make the days warm and pleasant, but which may be followed by night frosts, or at least a significant drop in temperature. Dulcamara will do much to alleviate such symptoms and we can draw this conclusion from the effects it has on humans and animals under similar circumstances. Since such conditions and circumstances are also promoting fungal diseases, Dulcamara is equally indicated for those effects. It is useful in some forms of rust, Most fungal diseases caused by dampness and waterlogging will be covered by this remedy. Damping off is one of those diseases which affects many seedlings of the Graminae and Leguminosae. It may also be seen in the Brassicaceae and Cucurbitaceae. Of the Solanaceae we may mention the protato and tomato as most prone to diseases from dampness and excess water, of which blight is perhaps the most prominent example. There are some problems with flowering, especially from the effects of cold weather, which delays the flowering or causes difficulties with the pollination of the plants. In grains and pulses pollination occurs by wind and often in rainy weather wind is absent, which may account for crop losses. In Solanaceae, Brassicaceae and Cucurbitaceae, pollination occurs by either bees and butterflies or is forced by humans, such as in tomatoes and pumpkins. During rainy weather, pollination may be problematic. Spots with red edges, such as halo spot, rust, blight, small, round, yellowish-brown rust spots. Red spots as in rust. Modalities and concomitants: Worse in the evenings and nights, during rainy weather, from standing in water, after significant drop in temperature. Better from warm weather, warm wind, covering the soil with straw (especially in tomatoes). Relationships: Similar: Rhus tox. Antidoted by: Camph., Cup., Kali c. Antidote to: Cupr. Follows well: Bry., Calc. c., Lyc., Rhus t., Sep., Verat. Incompatible: Bell. Complementary: Baryta c. Compare: Acon., Ars., Cham., Nit. ac., Puls., Staph., Sul.