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Bergenia ligulata - Asmabhedaka

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Bergenia ligulata

Bergenia ligulata is a plant belonging to the family Saxifragaceae and the genus Bergenia. The plant is mostly found in temperate Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan and in Khasia hills at 15,00 meter altitude.

Uses

Teething troubles, Ear pain, Intestinal parasites, Cuts, Boils, Wounds, Burns, Dysentery, Fever, Cough.

Parts Used

Roots, Rhizomes, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Bergenia ligulata contains A phenolic compound bergenin and afzelechin, a type of flavan-3-ol. The rhizome contains an active principle bergenin (0.6%), gallic acid, glucose (5.6%), tannins (14.2–16.3%), mucilage and wax; a C-glycoside and beta-sitosterol.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Alepgaya, Hittaga, Hittulaka
Hindi Dakachru, Pakhanabhed
Malayalam Kallurvanchi,Kallurvanni
Tamil Sirupilai
Telugu Kondapindi, Telanurupindi
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Ashmabheda,Nagbhita
English Velvet leaf


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
ovate rounded Large rounded basal leaves with untoothed bristly margins

.[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 1.5-2.5 cm long white–violet with 5 petals Sepal cup is hairless with blunt sepals

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome s {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[3]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Tuber segment.

How to plant/cultivate

Bergenia are hardy plants that can grow in climates with extreme temperature ranges from about −35 °F (−37 °C) to 115 °F (46 °C).[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Trophical areas, Cold areas.

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