Hyland's Bryonia Alba 6X is a homeopathic medicine that provides relief for dry cough and arthritis pain. Bryonia Alba can soothe the flu with an aching, dry cough, and rheumatic pain worse from motion, better from cold. Bryonia is indicated when a cold goes into the chest and the cough is very painful and dry. The person feels worse from any movement, and may even need to hold his or her sides or press against the chest to keep it still. The cough can also make the head or stomach hurt, and digestion may be upset. The mouth can be dry and the person may be thirsty. Bryonia can also be helpful for stiffness and inflammation with tearing or throbbing pain, made worse by even the smallest motion. The condition may have developed gradually, and is worse in cold dry weather. Discomfort is aggravated by being touched or bumped, or from any movement. Pressure brings relief (if it stabilizes the area) and improvement also comes from rest.