Herb latin name: Aster fastigiatus
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:
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 20°C. 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.