💊 Chemical information

Bittersüss; Bittersweet; Douce-Amère; Dulcamarae Caulis; Woody Nightshade.

💊 Profile

Dulcamara consists of the dried stems and branches of Solanum dulcamara (Solanaceae). It was formerly a popular remedy for chronic rheumatism and skin eruptions and was given as an infusion. All parts of the plant are poisonous due to the presence of solanaceous alkaloids. The berries have caused poisoning in children. Adverse effects are treated as described under Atropine.


Dulcamara has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Solanum dulcamara; Dulc.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Cefabene; Solapsor†. Multi-ingredient: Austria: Dermatodoron; Ger.: Dermatodoron; S.Afr.: Cough Elixir; Dermatodoron.
Published May 08, 2019.