Herb latin name: Aster diplostephioides


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Aster diplostephioides:

This plant is said to have medicinal properties, but no details were given in the report. The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. Antidote, febrifuge, haemostatic and tonic, they are used in the treatment of infectious fevers, influenza, nose bleeds, poisoning, sores from environmental poisoning and an inability to stretch or contract the limbs.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
August to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Alpine pastures, 3000 - 3800 metres.

Propagation of Aster diplostephioides:

Seed - surface sow in spring in a cold frame. Do not allow the compost to become dry. Pre-chilling the seed for two weeks can improve germination rates. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks at 20C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Alpine pastures, 3000 - 3800 metres.

Known hazards of Aster diplostephioides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.