Ialian Aster (Aster amellus)

Perennial
A. amelloides. Besser. A. trinervius. Roxb.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ialian Aster
Aster amellus
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The roots are anti-inflammatory, antitussive, depurative, haemostatic and pectoral[61, 147].They are used in the treatment of coughs, pulmonary affections and malaria[240]. The root juice is used internally in Nepal to treat indigestion and externally to treat boils[272].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves and young plants – cooked[177]. Only certain varieties (not specified in the report) are used[177]. A nutritional analysis is available[218].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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[134]. The seed usually germinates in 2 weeks at 20¡c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200].
Succeeds in most good garden soils[1], preferring one that is well-drained and moisture retentive[200]. Tolerates poorer soils[233]. Prefers a sunny position[200] but also succeeds in part shade[233]. Plants are hardy to about -25¡c[187]. A very ornamental plant[1], there are some named varieties[233]. A polymorphic species[50], it hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].
Europe to E. Asia.

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