Herb latin name: Aster fastigiatus


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Aster fastigiatus:

Febrifuge. The root is used in the treatment of dysentery, epilepsy, plague and to allay the effects of overeating.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
August to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Waste places, especially by rivers, in lowland C. and S. Japan. Swamps and wet grassland.

Edible parts of Aster fastigiatus:

Young leaves - boiled.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Aster fastigiatus:

Waste places, especially by rivers, in lowland C. and S. Japan. Swamps and wet grassland.

Known hazards of Aster fastigiatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.