The hops seem to be the most powerful, and hold the bryony in the background.
Without the bryony this preparation is known as Aqua hysterica.
It is often observed that the tendrils of this bryony coil both ways, with and against the sun.
bryony, brī′o-ni, n. a wild climbing plant, common in English hedgerows.
Like the Purpura and the Pterocera, the bryony and other shells and plants.
On the bushes in the hedge hang the vines of the bryony, bearing thick masses of red berries.
The two kinds of wild bryony are also herbaceous climbers of rapid growth, and among the most beautiful of our hedge plants.
No wonder they believe in the efficacy of a similar attenuation of bryony or pulsatilla.
Both have vine-like leaves; but the hops are wrinkled, those of the bryony hairy or rough to the touch.
This explains the pre-eminently conchological aspect of the magical properties of the mandrake and the bryony.