Bergenia crassifolia

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Bergenia crassifolia
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Bergenia crassifolia, like many of its congeners, was originally believed to be a saxifrage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Bergenia
Species: B. crassifolia
Binomial name
Bergenia crassifolia
(L.) Fritsch
Subspecies

Bergenia crassifolia var. crassifolia
Bergenia crassifolia var. pacifica

Synonyms

Bergenia cordifolia (Haw.) Sternb.
Saxifraga cordifolia Haw.
Saxifraga crassifolaL.

Bergenia crassifolia, the badan, Siberian tea, Mongolian tea, leather bergenia, winter-blooming bergenia, heartleaf bergenia, elephant-ears,[1] heart-leaved bergenia[1] or elephant's ears, is a plant species in the genus Bergenia. It is about 12 inches tall. The leaves are spoon-shaped. One cultivar is Bergenia crassifolia 'Autumn Red.'

Bergenia crassifolia contains the polyphenols arbutin,[2] kaempferol 3-lathyroside, catechin 3-O-gallate,[3] tannins and the pectin bergenan.[4]

Traditional Medicinal use:

Bergenia crassifolia is widely used in folk medicine of different nations, was popular in Siberia, Russia.

It has effect when gynecological problems with fibroids. Extract from the rhizomes of Bergenia crassifolia is a bactericidal, astringent, diuretic, styptic. Bergenia crassifolia contributes to high performance, increases resistance to stress of the body. It is also used when the gastro-intestinal problems.


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