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Usmani Tara.

Aster thomsonii C.B.Clarke.
Synonym:
Plant Family:
Asteraceae.
Habit & Habitat:
An annual herb up to 60-90cm tall,found in temperate and sub-alpine zones.
Plant Description:
Leaves simple, ovate-elliptic coarsely tooth. Inflorescence a capitulum. Capitula terminal, solitary, 3-5 cm in diameter. Ray-floret linear-lanceolate, purple. Fruit an achene, hairy.
Flowering and Fruiting:
July-September.
Harvesting Time:
August-November.
Medicinal Value:
Locally paste of leaves and flowers heals inflammation of joints, also useful in asthma and ulcer. Review of literature reveals that it has antitumor activities.
Part Used:
Flower, Leaf, Root.
Occurrence:
Uncommon.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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