Bergenia ciliata

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Bergenia ciliata
Bergenia ciliata (Haw.) Sternb. f. ligulata (Yeo) (Saxifragaceae) plant.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Bergenia
B. ciliata
Binomial name
Bergenia ciliata
(Haw.) Sternb. Revis. Saxifrag. suppl. 2:2. 1831

Bergenia ciliata (Hairy Bergenia [1](Hindi & Sanskrit : Pashanbheda (पाषाणभेद) )[2] is a plant species in the genus Bergenia. It is found in Afghanistan, South Tibet, Bhutan (Phuntsoling district, Deothang district, Ha district and Mongar district.Also found in abundance in northern India in Himachal Pradesh in district Shimla. Its commonly known in India as Pathar phor buti.

Bergenin, catechin, gallic acid,[3] gallicin, catechin-7-O-glucoside and β-sitosterol can be found in B. ciliata. It is known for its use in Ayurveda and other medicinal properties. It is a highly cited medicinal plant in the Himalayan state of Sikkim located in Northeastern India.[4]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ Controversial Drug Plants By R. Vasudevan Nair
  3. ^ Simultaneous quantification of bergenin, catechin, and gallic acid from Bergenia ciliata and Bergenia ligulata by using thin-layer chromatography. K. Dhalwal, V.M. Shinde, Y.S. Biradar and K.R. Mahadik, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2008, pp. 496-500, doi:10.1016/j.jfca.2008.02.008
  4. ^ O'Neill, Alexander; et al. (2017-03-29). "Integrating ethnobiological knowledge into biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Himalayas". Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 13 (21). doi:10.1186/s13002-017-0148-9. Retrieved 2017-05-11.

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