Badan thick-leafed

BADAN THICK-LEAF (Mongolian tea, chagyr)


Perennial herbaceous plant. Basal leaves are dense, shiny, bright red in autumn, forming a large rosette. Stem, or peduncle, leafless, glabrous, twice as long as leaves with their petioles. Badan blooms in early spring, even before its leaves bloom. The flowers are beautiful, bright red, collected in paniculate corymbose inflorescence. The rhizome of bergenia is especially noticeable: fleshy, thick from the finger of the hand to the thin female wrist. Barely covered with earth, it spreads, branches strongly, has many root buds and ends with a powerful root deepening into the ground.

Badan is a valuable medicinal plant. Due to the high content of tannins, it is used in medicine and as a root tanning agent in the leather and footwear industry. Arbuntin, contained in the roots of bergenia, has an antiseptic, disinfecting and anti-inflammatory effect. Due to the content of tannins, it is also valuable as an astringent, hemostatic and thickening of the tissues of the mucous membranes (and therefore as an analgesic). Therefore, bergenia is recommended for women’s diseases, especially for uterine bleeding with erosion (abrasions) on the cervix, as well as for whites. It is useful to use it for inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membrane (in the nose, mouth, etc.).

Liquid extract from the root of bergenia is recommended for pain: headaches, in the throat and stomach. Powder from the root is sprinkled on wounds.


For douching and rinsing: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of bergenia extract is taken for 1 liter of water for douching the vagina, followed by an infusion of the extract itself in such an amount that the entire cervix is ​​​​washed. Hold this liquid for 10-15 minutes. This must be done every day until the pain disappears and the bleeding stops. The result is shown in 2-3 weeks, and sometimes even earlier.

Liquid extract from bergenia root: 3 full tbsp. tablespoons of crushed root in a glass of boiling water, evaporated to half (for the above douching). For internal use, an extract is taken three times weaker, i.e. 1 full st. a spoon (with a top) of the root in a glass of boiling water; take 20-30 drops 3 times every day. This extract can also be prepared from basal leaves of bergenia from plants no younger than three years of age, and also evaporated to half.

Decoction. To lubricate bleeding gums, people use a simple decoction of 2 teaspoons of the root in half a glass of boiling water.

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