Bergenia ligulata

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Bergenia ligulata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Bergenia
Species: B. ligulata
Binomial name
Bergenia ligulata

Bergenia ligulata (Paashaanbhed, Prashanbheda, and other spellings in Ayurveda traditional Indian medicine) is a plant belonging to the family Saxifragaceae and the genus Bergenia. It is plant is sometimes treated as a form of Bergenia ciliata. It is mostly found in temperate regions of the Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan and in Khasia hills at 1,500 m (4,900 ft) altitude.

Chemical constituents[edit]

Bergenia ligulata contains a phenolic compound bergenin,[1][2][3][4] and afzelechin, a type of flavan-3-ol.[5]


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  3. ^ Jain M.K., and Gupta R. (1962). Indian Chem. Soc. 39: 559. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Dhalwal, K; Shinde, V.M; Biradar, Y.S; Mahadik, K.R (2008). "Simultaneous quantification of bergenin, catechin, and gallic acid from Bergenia ciliata and Bergenia ligulata by using thin-layer chromatography". Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 21 (6): 496. doi:10.1016/j.jfca.2008.02.008.
  5. ^ Reddy, Umashankar D. Chandra; Chawla, Amrik S; Deepak, Mundkinajeddu; Singh, Deepa; Handa, Sukhdev S (1999). "High pressure liquid chromatographic determination of bergenin and (+) -afzelechin from different parts of Paashaanbhed (Bergenia ligulata yeo)". Phytochemical Analysis. 10: 44. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1565(199901/02)10:1<44::AID-PCA424>3.0.CO;2-4.