Bergenia ligulata (Wall.) Engl.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin:
Temperate Himalaya from Kashmir to Bhutan, between altitudes of 900 and 3.000m.

Action:
Leaf and root—antiscorbutic, astringent, spasmolytic, antidiarrhoeal. Used in dysuria, spleen enlargement, pulmonary affections as a cough remedy, menorrhagia, urinary tract infections.
Alcoholic extract of roots— antilithic. Due to its depressant action on the central nervous system, the drug is used against vertigo, dizziness and headache in moderate or low dosage.

Warnings, and toxicity:
Acetone extract of rootbark— cardiotoxic, CNS depressant and anti-inflammatory; in mild doses diuretic but antidiuretic in higher doses. Anti-inflammatory activity decreases with increasing dosage.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Bergenia ligulata (Wall.) Engl.
Término aceptado: 09-Dic-2019