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Bergenia Moench. Saxifraginaceae. Elephant's ears. Named for Karl August von Bergen (1704-1759), physician and botanist, professor at Viadrina University, Frankfurt.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link


Bergenia species have been used in Unani and Ayurvedic systems of medicine, Bergenia spp. rhizomes and roots have been used for curing kidney and, bladder diseases, dysuria, heart diseases, lung and liver diseases, spleen enlargement, tumors, ulcers, piles, dysentery, menorrhagia, hydrophobia, biliousness, eyesores, cough, and fever.(Chowdhary, S.; Verma, D.; Kumar, H. Biodiversity and traditional knowledge of Bergenia spp. In kumaun himalaya. Sci. J. 2009, 2, 105–108)
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Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Genus: Bergenia
Cultivar: 'Bressingham White'
Common names: Elephant-eared Saxifrage
Distribution summary: Garden origin
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (B)
Reason for growing: Commemorative, medicinal

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