Latin Name

Bergenia ciliata

English Name

Winter begonia

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Balances all three doshas

Properties and Uses

Its specific action is on urinary system where it acts as diuretic and used in treatment of urinary calculus. Due to this action it has got the name ‘Pashanbhed (one which breaks the stone). It has cough expectorant action. It is known as anti-dote for Opium poisoning.

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