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Health Benefits of Nasturtium

Health Benefits of Nasturtium

Nasturtium is a common herb which is known as ‘Tropaeolum Majus’ in botanical terms. The leaves as well as the flowers of this herb are known to be edible in nature. These plants are known to offer taste similar to that of pepper and are utilised majorly in numerous types of salads and as a substitute for caper. The flowers of this herb are also called as the ‘flashing flowers’ as they tend to glow amidst sunrise. This herb shouldn’t be confused with the genus Nasturtium which is also called as watercress. This herb is known to consist of several advantages for skin and health some of which are mentioned under.

Primary Use of this Herb

This herb is known to possess expectorant properties and hence is known to cure issues such as bronchitis, cough and chest congestion.

Chemical And Nutrient Content in Nasturtium

  • Glucosinolates
  • Vitamin C
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Flavonols
  • Oxalates
  • Carotinoids

Health Benefits of Nasturtium

  1. Is known to maintain health of respiratory system

    This herb has been known to be effective in treating issues related to the upper respiratory system. It is one of the best known remedies for treatment against cough and bronchitis.

  2. Known to maintain the health of urinary tract

    This herb has been known to be effective in treating numerous urinary tract issues as it tends to possess anti-bacterial as well as anti-viral properties. It prevents development of any urinary tract infections and any symptoms related to same.

How to Use

  • Leaves of this herb are known to be utilised as an active ingredient in numerous salads.

Caution

Consume this herb in controlled amounts as excess of this can lead to skin infections as well as gastro intestinal issues.

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