"Bergenia: than it is useful how to use in the medical purposes

"Bergenia: than it is useful how to use in the medical purposes

Bergenia, or kamnelomka tolstolistny — the plant living in clefts of rocks and on stony soils.

Its name is connected with ability to bring stones out of kidneys.

Than still the plant and in what cases it is applied is useful — we will discuss in this article.

Chemical composition

Contain in roots and leaves of a bergenia:

  • tannins;
  • tannin;
  • arbutin;
  • isocoumarin;
  • glucose;
  • sucrose;
  • hydrochinone;
  • starch;
  • flavonoids;
  • acids (gallic, iellagovy);
  • essential oils;
  • catechins;
  • phytoncides;
  • minerals (copper, iron, manganese);
  • pitches.

Than the bergenia is useful

The plant thanks to saturated structure has the following properties:

  • antibacterial;
  • knitting;
  • styptic;
  • expectorant;
  • anti-inflammatory;
  • febrifugal;
  • regenerating.

By means of medicine from kamnelomky lower HELL, strengthen vessels, do them elastic. The arbutin and hydrochinone which are present at structure of a bergenia are used in cosmetology for production of bleaching creams. Polyphenolic connections catechins are the powerful antioxidants which are slowing down cell aging.

At diseases of a cardiovascular system the traditional medicine advises to use a motherwort, a guelder-rose, a plantain, a mountain ash, cowberry, a hawthorn.

Flavonoids activate the enzymes which are responsible for the correct metabolism. Organic acids promote digestion, normalize release of gastric juice, support healthy microflora in intestines. Tannins and tannins help to bring products of disintegration of drugs, toxins out of an organism, possess antiseptic action.

Whether you know? The bergenia is used not only in medicine and cosmetology. In the industry it is applied at a dressing, to impregnation of tackles for fishing, by production of tarpaulin. Besides, it is natural black and brown dye.

Application in traditional medicine

Kamnelomka widely and long ago is used in medicine of the people of China, Tibet, Altai. By means of the remedies prepared on the basis of a rhizome or leaves the following diseases treat:

  • diseases of the upper and lower airways and throat (laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, including chronic;
  • GIT problems: gastritis, gastroenteritis, colitis, disorder of digestion, diarrhea, vomiting;
  • musculoskeletal system: rheumatism, pains at arthritis;
  • urinogenital system: uterine bleeding, impotence at men, cystitis, stones in kidneys, uterus fibroma, inflammation of ovaries;
  • oral cavity diseases: inflammation of gums, sores;
  • injuries and bruises;
  • skin diseases: seborrhea, dermatitis, eczema, furunkulyoz.

We advise to read about medicinal properties and application in traditional medicine of herbs: marjoram, dyagilya, ivan-tea, calendula, clover, buckthorn, linden, fenugreek, tansy, wormwood, thistle, rosemary, horsetail, thyme, sage.

National recipes

Lotions and baths with a plant will help to improve appearance of problem skin, will save from pimples, will narrow pores, normalize release of subcutaneous fat, will give healthy color to the face. Also baths with a bergenia will facilitate hemorrhoids symptoms.

Important! Applying funds from kamnelomky, it is desirable to consult previously with the attending physician.


Infusion is used in compresses for removal of hypostases at bruises and hematomas, as healing and disinfecting at skin ulcers and wounds. Prepare infusion from the crushed rhizome: To fill in 10 g of raw materials with 1 glass of boiled water, to insist in a thermos about 2 hours. Then to filter and put a compress for half an hour or hour, depending on the nature of a trauma, 2–3 times a day.

Spirit tincture

At enterokolita and gastritises take 10 drops of tincture of a root twice a day, for half an hour before meal. Preparation requires 50 g of the crushed raw materials and 400 ml of alcohol 70%. To fill in a root with alcohol, to insist within 30 days in the dark place. It is periodically necessary to shake up mix, and for reception — to filter.


Broth from leaves and roots of a bergenia helps to remove inflammations of a GIT, to struggle with diarrhea and attacks of nausea and vomiting, restores microflora of a stomach and intestines. Prepare means from 10 g of the raw materials which are filled in with 1 glass of boiled water. Mix hold about half an hour on a water bath, allow to cool down, filter. Accept on 1 tablespoon to food, three times a day.

At problems with a GIT such herbs as a lyubistok, a cornflower, chicory, a St. John's wort, a nettle, a bearberry are applied.


For preparation of tea take last year's dry leaves, crush 2 tablespoons and fill in with 1 liter of boiled water. Drink as usual tea, adding honey and milk to taste. Drink possesses the stimulating action, increases appetite, takes off fatigue and normalizes a dream. Tea is useful to men at problems with potency, improves a blood-groove in bodies of a small pelvis. Drink will help hypertensive persons to normalize pressure and to improve a warm rhythm. Such tea also helps at migraines, strengthens protective properties of an organism.

Whether you know? The scientific name of a bergenia — a bergeniye — is given it in honor of the German anatomist, the botanist, the doctor of medicine Karl of August Bergen background.

Preparation of medical raw materials

The root of a kamnelomka is prepared at the end of June — the beginning of July. Roots pull out hands, shake off from the stuck earth and wash out under flowing water. The prepared raw materials are cut on convenient pieces and dried in the room or in a shadow that direct sunshine, did not get about 3 days. Ready raw materials are stored in sacks of their dense natural fabric in the dry place up to 4 years. Foliage is collected in July, it is desirable to choose leaves from three-year plants. Material is washed, dried the same as rhizomes, and stored in glass tanks no more than 2 years.

Important! To collect green leaves of a plant and to make from them tea is impossible — is fraught with poisoning.

Contraindications and side effects

Besides useful properties this plant has also contraindications:

  • lock;
  • the lowered pressure;
  • blood diseases;
  • tachycardia.

By-effects at reception in the recommended doses are not revealed. Prolonged use of medicine with a bergenia can cause allergic reaction, problems with a chair. At negative symptoms it is necessary to see a doctor at once.

Recently many people prefer to restore health by means of officinal herbs which do not make such aggressive impact on an organism as pharmacological medicines. It is necessary to remember that anything, even vegetable means has restrictions in application and not to do much harm to themselves, it is desirable to examine them in detail.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team