Aster tropolium – Famine Foods

Aster tropolium

Uses

China: shoots and leaves eaten. Ethnomedical use: this is Galen’s Aster attikus used, in the Middle Ages, for mild stomach and eye complaints.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L.
Misc:
Chemical composition (stem): Ash = 8.4%; (leaf) = 9.0% (chiefly sodium chloride).

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