New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae, is another indicator that summer has moved towards fall. This plant is more known for its medicinal values as an: analgesic or pain reliever, antidiarrheal, fever reducer, respiratory aid, dermatological aid and stimulant.
New England Aster Sources:
Felter, Harvey Wickes, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D. King’s American Dispensatory, Vol. 1. Cincinnati: The Ohio Valley Company, 1905. pg. 304
Foster, Steven and James A. Duke. The Peterson Field Guide Series; A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America. 2nd. ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. Print. pg. 223
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey. Cherokee Plants and Their Uses- A 400 Year History. North Carolina: Herald Publishing. 1975. Print. pg. 24
Herrick, James William. Iroquois Medical Botany. Ph.D. Thesis, New York: State University of New York, Albany 1977. Print. pg. 230
Moerman Daniel E., Native American Ethnobotany, Portland: Timber Press. 1998. Print. pg. 112
Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1977. Print. pg. 460-461
United States Department of Agriculture. Natural Resources Conservation Services. Web.
John Kelbel says
New England Aster is amazing for relief from respiratory issues like Asthma and Bronchitis. For more info check out these web pages.
http://herbcraft.org/aster.html Jim mcdonald
https://newenglandaster.blogspot.com/ John Kelbel
http://burdockandrose.tumblr.com/search/aster Lisa Rose
https://www.henriettes-herb.com/archives/best/2003/aster.html Henriette’s Herbal
https://www.chicagobotanic.org/downloads/planteval_notes/no36_asters.pdf comparative study
https://www.herbalrootszine.com/articles/breathing-easy-much-faster-with-new-england-aster/ Herbal roots