What are the therapeutic uses of nasturtium?
Nasturtium is a food plant native to Peru.Its taste similar to that of watercress gives it the nickname of Peruvian watercress.Its scientific name is Tropaeolum majus and it belongs to the Tropaéolaceae family.being edible, it also contains interesting medicinal virtues.It is particularly rich in vitamin C and contains derivatives of glucose, organic acids, mineral salts, myrosin and sulphurous gasoline.
Its main indications in natural medicine
In addition to being rich in vitamins C (300 mg of vitamin C per 100 g of fresh leaves), nasturtium is a powerful antibiotic, so it helps strengthen the immune system and helps cure influenza.it helps to restore the vitality and energy of the body.Moreover, thanks to its expectorant effect, it is effective in cases of colds, coughs and bronchitis.
This plant also helps to treat diseases affecting the kidneys, respiratory and digestive tracts.It helps to treat cystitis and all other urinary infections.It also contributes to the regularization of the menstrual cycle.
In addition, Peruvian watercress plays a major role in cosmetic care, it accelerates the healing process in light wounds, it also helps fight dandruff and prevents hair loss.
Parts used and forms of preparation available
With the exception of the roots, all other parts of the plant can be used.In a therapeutic setting, nasturtium is used in the form of herbal tea, decoction, mother tincture, powder, dry extracts, capsule, tablet, elixir and hydrosol.
Posted Date: 2020-08-26