Nasturtium is an herb that is native to Peru. It is an Andean herbal medicine widely used by the native people to cure ailments. The flowers and leaves contain vitamins A and C. the seeds of the plant are rich in protein. They are used for culinary and therapeutic purposes. The botanical name of the plant is Nasturtium Tropaeolum Majus. The plant grows easily even in poor soil.
Nasturtium is an antimicrobial, antifungal and an effective antibiotic. The plant stimulates appetite and is used in treating disorders of the urinary tract. The herb is an antioxidant and prevents degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. It is used in topical applications in treating skin eruptions. Children, pregnant women and children should avoid nasturtium supplements. The herb may have adverse effects on patients who suffer ulcers and kidney disease. The herb should be taken by other patients only after consulting a physician.