Medicinal properties and contraindications of bergenia, the use of flowers and leaves

Badan is one of the many species of the Kamnelomkovy family, which is not only a beautiful decorative culture, but also a raw material for the preparation of various traditional medicines. Treating many ailments, he, like any drug, requires deliberate and rational use. Therefore, in order for the funds made on its basis to bring the desired benefit, it is necessary to know which berserk has medicinal properties and contraindications.

The chemical composition of the plant

Badan thick-leaved is a herbaceous crop with a long life cycle.

Its medicinal raw materials (leaves and thick large rhizomes) contain the following components:

  • tannins;
  • trace elements (manganese, iron);
  • resinous substances;
  • phytoncides;
  • glycosides (arbutin and bergenin);
  • essential oils;
  • vitamin C;
  • mono- and disaccharides (glucose and sucrose).

Also, both roots and leaves contain a lot of starch.

The beautiful flower of this plant does not have medicinal properties, since it does not contain substances beneficial to health.

The healing properties of badan for the human body

The widespread use of folk remedies made using this plant is due to a large set of medicinal properties. Due to the composition rich in various useful substances for human health, the berry-based products allow:

  1. Stop bleeding by increasing blood clotting.
  2. Relieve inflammation, prevent the formation of various tumors.
  3. Disinfect and disinfect wounds and various injuries.
  4. Relieve intense heat.
  5. Promote wound healing.
  6. Reduce high blood pressure.
  7. Remove spasms of varying degrees.
  8. Strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
  9. Increase your heart rate moderately.
  10. Allows the body to resist negative environmental factors.
  11. Prevent stressful states of the psyche, minimize the consequences of such a state.
  12. They have a pronounced antihypoxic effect, increasing the body's resistance to oxygen deficiency.
  13. Strengthen the immune system.

In addition, decoctions and infusions made from medicinal raw berry, perfectly relieve various types of pain.

For what diseases is it recommended to use

Folk remedies made from medicinal raw materials of badan are used to treat diseases of the oral cavity, respiratory tract, gynecological pathologies, indigestion, coughing, to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels of the body's circulatory system.

For the oral cavity

Tannins and vitamin C, which are part of the medicinal raw materials, make it possible to effectively use badan infusions for the treatment of various dental diseases: stomatitis, increased bleeding of the gums, gingivitis.

With hemorrhoids

The beneficial tannins contained in badan can reduce bleeding of hemorrhoids, effectively disinfect them, and reduce inflammation in the rectum. Due to this effect, the treatment of hemorrhoids proceeds in a shorter time, with the minimum use of synthetic medications.

With diarrhea

Badan tea with antimicrobial effect can effectively treat diarrhea in both adults and children. The substances contained in the plant not only normalize the stool, but also contribute to the elimination of toxins from the body, the destruction of pathogenic microorganisms, which, in most cases, are the root cause of diarrhea.

For female diseases

Possessing a composition rich in useful substances, badan is used as a raw material for the preparation of folk remedies for the treatment of gynecological pathologies such as erosion (gradual resolution) of the cervix, heavy menstruation, and uterine bleeding. Also, a decoction made from badan is more than useful in the treatment of colpitis.

Normalization of the digestive system

A huge benefit from the use of various folk remedies made on the basis of thick-leaved bergenia is the normalization and improvement of the functioning of the organs of the digestive tract (stomach, intestines). Means prepared from the medicinal raw materials of this plant, when properly taken, can improve stool, cure flatulence, eliminate constipation and cleanse the digestive tract of toxic substances.

Respiratory system treatment

The healing properties of folk remedies based on this plant also contribute to the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system such as pneumonia of various forms, tuberculosis, whooping cough, and intrapulmonary bleeding.

To strengthen blood vessels

The microelements included in the plant make it possible to increase the thickness of the walls of blood vessels and increase their elasticity. This helps to reduce the risk of thrombosis and the occurrence of internal bleeding, improves the condition of the cardiovascular system.

From cough

Badan infusions and tea have a calming, anti-inflammatory and expectorant effect. This allows them to be used for various forms of cough, to reduce inflammation, improve expectoration of sputum.

Preparation and drying of medicinal raw materials

All the beneficial properties of this plant are realized with the correct preparation of its medicinal raw materials.

Collection and drying

Collect medicinal raw materials (leaves and rhizomes) in the following terms:

  1. Rhizomes - harvested in mid-summer (late June, early July). Rhizomes are carefully dug out of the ground, freed from fleshy basal leaves and peduncles, cleaned of soil residues, washed under running cool water. The washed rhizomes are cut into long 20-centimeter pieces and laid out in a 5-centimeter layer and dried at a temperature of 50 C. Drying is carried out in special dryers or well-ventilated attics without access to direct sunlight.
  2. The leaves are harvested in early spring, when they turn brown after winter and dry out. Timely harvested leaves do not need additional drying.

After drying, the leaves and rhizomes are crushed.


The medicinal raw materials are stored in airtight bags or bags made of thick paper or canvas. For storage, choose cool places inaccessible to rodents, pets and small children. The shelf life of a properly prepared medicinal raw material is 4 years.

How to make a medicine from a plant, and how to take it

Decoctions, extracts, and the famous Altai tea are prepared from the medicinal raw material of badan in folk medicine.

Root decoction

A decoction of dried rhizomes of this medicinal plant is prepared as follows:

  1. A tablespoon of medicinal raw materials from rhizomes is poured into a small container.
  2. Pour a glass of boiling water into the container.
  3. The container is heated in a water bath for 0.5 hour.

The resulting broth is allowed to cool to room temperature, after which it is diluted to the original amount with cold boiled water.

Badan root extract

An extract from crushed dried rhizomes is prepared by pouring 200 ml of water over two tablespoons of dry and finely milled berrythorn rhizomes. Put the container with the resulting suspension on fire. When half the volume of water evaporates, the extract obtained is removed from the heat. The extract obtained in this way is used after cooling to room temperature, both for external and internal use.

Leaf decoction

A tablespoon of medicinal raw materials from leaves, cleared of grass and other impurities, is poured with 250 milliliters of boiling water, after which its temperature is maintained in a water bath for 20-25 minutes. The finished broth is allowed to cool to the temperature of the room in which it is located.


The so-called Altai tea from this medicinal plant is prepared as follows:

  1. Two tablespoons of medicinal raw materials from dry leaves of a plant are poured into a mug.
  2. The container with medicinal raw materials is filled with boiling water.
  3. Cover the mug with a saucer and let the tea brew for about 15-20 minutes.

Tea is drunk, slightly cooled and without adding sugar. To improve the taste, a teaspoon of honey is often added to such a drink.


Folk remedies made from this medicinal plant have the following dosage:

  1. Decoction of rhizomes - 2 tablespoons, 3 times a day, before meals.
  2. Decoction of leaves - 1-2 tablespoons, 3 times a day, before meals.
  3. Extract from rhizomes - 25-30 drops, no more than 3 times a day. When douching, the extract is diluted in 500 milliliters of boiled water.
  4. Tea - no more than 3 times a day.

When treating specific diseases and disorders, the dosage of a particular agent is preliminarily specified by a doctor or specialist in traditional medicine.

Harm and contraindications

Despite the large list of medicinal properties, badan-based products have a number of the following contraindications:

  1. Rapid heartbeat (arrhythmia).
  2. Low blood pressure (hypotension).
  3. Hypercoagulation of blood (increased blood clotting ability).
  4. Frequent constipation.
  5. Allergic reactions to substances that make up the chemical composition of the plant.

It is not recommended to use badan-based products for women during pregnancy and lactation..

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