Aster tataricus

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Aster tataricus
Aster Tataricus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Aster
Species: A. tataricus
Binomial name
Aster tataricus
L. f.[1]

Aster tataricus, also called Tatarinow's aster,[2] is a member of the Aster genus of flowering plants.

Traditional uses[edit]

It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs of Traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name zǐwǎn (Chinese: ). It has an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Bacillus dysenteriae, B. typhi, Pseudomonas and Vibrio proteus.[3][citation needed]

Traditional significance[edit]

In Japan, Aster tataricus is known as shion, or 紫苑. The flower has a meaning in Japanese language of flowers, which corresponds to "I won't forget you."[4]

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