Blue Star

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Blue Star - Sebastian Romu © 2018

About

Common Names
Blue Star
Classification
Woody, Flower
Description
A rare plant of forested areas, this small woody plant grows to a height of about 20 cm (8 inches) and produces its namesake six-pointed star-shaped flowers of a sky blue hue.

Ecology

Rarity
Uncommon in temperate or sub-artic regions, rare in sub-tropical and arctic regions
Distribution
forests and savanna
Life Cycle
perennial, flowering in early summer, producing trios of brown bead-like seeds

Uses

Cultivation
Many herbalists will cultivate blue star as a regular medicinal plant in their private gardens, due to its versatility.
Culinary
none
Medicinal
cardiac (bark), stimulant(bark), antibiotic (leaves), antispasmodic (roots)
Other
The bark of this plant can help regulate an irregular heartbeat, and has strong stimulant qualities. The juice pressed from the leaves is mildly antibiotic, and finds use in many medicinal washes and ointments. The roots are used to treat tremors and other nervous disorders.

Culture

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