Sanskrit name: Paashaanbhed, Prashanbheda
Botanical name: Bergenia ligulata
Habitat: Bergenia ligulata is mostly found in the northeast region of India and in Bhutan.
- Rasa (taste): Bitter, Astringent
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Doshas (constitution): Balances pitta, vata and kapha
According to Ayurveda, Bergenia ligulata improves urinary system, digestive system, helps in the regulation of reproductive organs, metabolic system which further helps in keeping your liver and spleen strong and healthy. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.