Aster bakerianus (Bakers wild aster, uDlutshana, witmadeliefie) muthi flora inventory listing. If you want to add this plant to the Expanded Monograph processing cue, or if you can provide any additional information, photos or reliable use records for this muthi plant, please leave a comment below, or in The Muthi Flora of southern Africa Facebook group.
Ethno Medicinal Uses of Aster bakerianus
Indications: Administered to people. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Aster bakerianus (Afroaster hispida) is a perennial herb that reaches heights between 450mm to 600mm tall. It has roughly hairy herbaceous stems. The flowers carried between August and December are deep pink to white in colour. It is ideal for mixed border planting or for containers and can also be used in a rockery. It attracts insects and butterflies to the garden. (Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Wildflower Nursery – https://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/aster-bakerianus/. Accessed on 2020/01/20