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Useful properties, usage and contraindications of Badan Tea (Bergenia crassifolia) бадана Лист.

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Badan Tea (Bergenia crassifolia)

Badan thick-leaved (Latin Bergenia crassifolia) belongs to the genus Badan (Latin Bergenia), a rather polymorphic family of Saxifragidae (Latin Crassulaceae), which is widespread in temperate and cold climates of the Northern Hemisphere, as well as mountain ecosystems of the tropics and the Andes of South America . Along with its scientific name it has other popular names - thick-leaved bergenia, hardstone saxifrage, Mongolian tea, SiberianTea. It's leathery, rounded, large evergreen leaves gave the name - “Elephant Ears”.
Badan is perennial herbaceous evergreen plant which grow up to 10-50 cm tall or more. It has a thick fleshy creeping, highly branched rhizome, with numerous root lobes. The stem is leafless, naked. The leaves are long-leaved, large, glabrous, whole, slightly fleshy, dark green blushing by autumn, collected in a thick basal rosette, usually live 2-3 years. A leaf blade (3–35 cm long, 2–30 cm wide), broadly elliptical or slightly obovate in shape, with a rounded or heart-shaped base and large blunt teeth along the edge. Although it is considered an evergreen plant, its leaf lives only one year. Typically, the leaf appears in the spring after flowering, grows in the summer, hibernates while maintaining a green color, supplies the plant with nutrients in the spring, and then dies, giving way to young (new) leaves. As new leaves appear, last year's ones turn red, turn brown, sometimes turn black and dry. The flowers are small (up to 0.8 cm in diameter), regular (actinomorphic), 5-membered, with a lilac-pink bell-shaped rim, collected in a dense apical (terminal) panicle-corymbose inflorescence. Usually inflorescences on leafless peduncles. Petals at the base are ovoid or round-ovate with a short wide nail, 2-3 times longer than the calyx. Perianth double. A characteristic feature of the flower of badan is the presence of hypanthium, which grows to the base of the gynoecium. The fruit is an ellipsoidal dry capsule with two diverging blades. Blossoms in May-June until the appearance of young leaves. Seeds are numerous, small, ripen in July - early August.
Badan is considered a Siberian plant, it is widely distributed in Eastern Siberia, Altai, Western and Eastern Sayans, as well as Transbaikalia and southwestern Yakutia, where it grows from 400 to 2500 m above sea level. Typical places for the growth of thick-leaved frangipani are well-drained rocky screes and fissures of the rocks of the subalpine, alpine and upper parts of the forest belt (dark coniferous), the so-called "badan forest types." It is found in the gravelly tundra, on the banks of rivers and streams. It forms significant thickets over the area.
Badan is harvested throughout the summer (until the end of the growing season). Rhizomes are cleaned of the earth and small roots, cut into pieces (10-15 cm long) and dried for about three weeks at a temperature of 45 ° C to an air-dry state. Before drying, the rhizomes are wilted. Dried rhizomes are used as a medicinal raw material for the manufacture of a liquid extract. In the spring, dry leaves overwintered for at least one year are also harvested. Shelf life of raw materials is up to 5 years.
Up to 23% of tanides are contained in the leaves of Badan, and up to 27% in its rhizomes. In addition, 25–27% of tannins, phenolic compounds, phenol carboxylic acids, the coumarin derivative - Berezhnin, as well as isocoumarins, catechins, starch, sugars, and mineral salts were found in the rhizomes. Gallic acid, coumarins, flavonoids, vitamin C, carotene and arbutin, as well as 2-4% free hydroquinone, were found in the leaves.
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Add two tablespoons of crushed leaves to one liter of boiling water, insist 20-30 minutes, strain. Drink like regular tea.

Siberia is a unique region of Russia, where wildlife has remained unchanged for centuries. In order to adapt and survive in -40⁰C temperatures and severe winds, these plants had to synthesis protective active ingredients and powerful antioxidants. These plants and herbs possess extremely powerful regenerative properties.

The Altai Mountains, considered by some the “Green Pharmacy” of the earth and the “lungs” of the planet, is one of the cleanest and most unpolluted regions in Russia. As a result of its remote location, Altai’s nature has been well preserved. Wild harvested and Organic, these herbs have grown independently - in the natural conditions of their growth, without being exposed to outside, which means that they do not have harmful substances in their composition.
Lake Baikal with extraordinary natural beauty is truly breathtaking. The diversity of flora cannot be but admired. More than a thousand species exist at Baikal. Approximately 15% of known plant species can only be found here. Among them there are also ancient flora, which remain almost one-of-a-kind pieces. Generally, there are a huge number of medicinal plants on Lake Baikal - more than a thousand in all. These include rhodiola rosea, bearberry, liquorice, elephant-eared saxifrage, yevering Bells, anise, lingonberry, chamomile, wood fern, thyme, bracken and many others. Pine forests stretch for hundreds of kilometers, mostly in the Baikal Mountains. Many people believe that even the air in a cedar forest can cure many diseases.

Wild herbs of Siberia are manually collected by locals from ecologically clean forests of Siberia, far from civilization. Natural, Organic, Wild Harvested. Contain no GMO, dyes, flavors or other artificial additives. Herbs are gathered and processed at the right time of the year by expert local people. They are hand picked from their natural conditions of growth so they are the most resilient, rich in nutrients & active components. These plants and herbs possess extremely powerful regenerative properties. Our products comes from either Altai mountains or from the shores of Lake Baikal.

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