Pasana bheda is one of the most potent herbs used in Ayurveda owing to it’s medicinal properties. The herb is commonly known as Winter begonia. The herb breaks stones and sprouts and also alleviates Calculi hence the name given. The best Ayurveda Doctor in Asia, Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses Pasana bheda for the treatment of disorders involving vitiation of all the doshas (Vata Pitta and Kapha ) as the plant is Tridosha hara in nature. Pasana bheda is used in conditions like Renal calculi, Dysuria etc. The herb contains Phytoconstituents like bergenin, gallic acid etc which aids in it’s diuretic and cardio tonic actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Bergenia ligulata       

Family :  Saxifragaceae 

Habitat: All over India

Parts used

  • Rhizomes 

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Mutra virecaniya varga(Diuretic)

Susruta Samhita – Viratavvadi gana 

Pharmacological action

  • Antiinflammatory 
  • Diuretic 
  • Anthelmintic 
  • Cardio tonic 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Sulahara ( analgesic )
  • Arsoghna (alleviate Haemorrhoids )
  • Pramehahara (Antidiabetic )

Therapeutic indications

  • Calculus (Asmari)- Milk boiled with pasana bheda is taken daily to alleviate Calculus
  • Dysuria (Mutrakrchra )- Ghee and milk processed with Pasana bheda alleviate Dysuria 


Powder (Churna )– 3 g

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Pasanabhedadi Kwatha 
  • Pasanabhedadi ghrtha

Morphology :

A perennial herb with red colored roots. Leaves are ovate. Flowers are white. Fruits are drupes.

Vernacular names 

English – Winter begonia

Hindi- Pasanabheda

Malayalam – Kallurvanchi

Sanskrit – Pasana bheda 


  • Asmabhedana

Rasapanchaka of Pasana bheda

Rasa- Tikta (bitter) Kashaya(Astringent)

Guna-  Tikshna (penetrating)

Vipaka- Katu(Acrid)

Virya-  Sita ( cold )

Prabhava – Asmarighna (Alleviate Calculus)

अश्मभेदो हिमस्तिक्तः कषायो बस्ति शोधनः

योनिरोगान्प्रमेहाश्च प्लीहशूलव्रणानि ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu – Haritakyadi varga-shloka 184)

Pasana bheda is Tridosha hara because of it’s properties like Bitter taste and Cold potency. The herb is used to alleviate diseases like Dysuria, Calculus etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda Doctor in Asia Dr.Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Pasana bheda for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha, Vata and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Pasanabheda curna?

Pasanabheda curna is used in alleviating urinary calculi

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