Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Nota de alcance (en)

This beautiful perennial plant blooms profusely in late summer and fall. Root tea was used by Native American tribes to treat fever and diarrhea. Asters also were remedies for headache and insanity. The smoke and smudge of burning aster plants was used to revive someone who had fainted. More recently, the plant has been considered a mild sedative and relaxant and has been used topically to treat sumac-induced dermatitis. Flowers have been reported to have a calming effect on the mind and lungs. According to legend, an old squaw turned two Indian girls into Aster and Goldenrod.

Part used::
Roots, Flowers


Nota bibliográfica (en)

Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Término aceptado: 13-Jun-2019