Nasturtium – medicinal properties and application inmedicine

Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Nasturtium – General Description

In city parks in flower beds and flower gardens, and in private gardens
and household farms can often be found very
ornamental and bright plant with large orange, yellow and
pink flowers. Это настурция (лат. Tropaeolum),
otherwise referred to as capuchin. It is an annual
a plant with a bare branching and a little winding stalk. Its length is
depending on the plant species can reach from 30 to 200 cm.

Nasturtium leaves grow on long petioles, they are lobed,
thyroid or palchifrazdelnye. Irregularly shaped flowers
calyx has five petals and a spur at the base. The fruit consists of
three single-seeded wrinkled lobes. Flowering begins in June and
Lasts to August, at this time the nasturtium attracts a lot of bees,
as it is a good honey plant. Fruits appear in August, they
have a taste that resembles the taste of capers, is eaten in the form of

Nasturtium – types and places of growth

The nasturtium plant was originally distributed in countries
South America, then it got to Europe and Russia and, thanks
relative unpretentiousness, it stuck well here. Total
scientists have about 25 species of this plant, among which
May nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), beautiful nasturtium
(Tropaeolum speciosum), foreign nasturtium (Tropaeolum
peregrinum), multi-leaf nasturtium (Tropaeolum polyphyllum) and

It grows on moderately wet soils with good drainage, not
tolerates fresh organic fertilizer and excess moisture. AT
Russia, there are two common types of nasturtium – dwarf (low
bush), shoots which reach only 30 cm in length, and
long-leafy with shoots 1.5-2.0 meters long.

Nasturtium – medicinal properties

Nasturtium is widely used as a medicinal plant. AT ее
The composition includes a very large amount of ascorbic acid
(vitamin C). According to the content of this useful substance, it can
match with the berries of black currant or the fruits of pepper, and
compared to leaf salad vitamin C in nasturtium 10 times
more. AT ее составе также присутствует провитамин А (каротин),
sulfur, potassium, iodine and phosphorus. Nasturtium-based drugs have
diuretic, antiscorbutic and anti-inflammatory properties. They
improve metabolism and help with anemia.

They are also recommended to be used for bronchitis, tonsillitis and
tumors. Conducted studies of individual fractions of essential oil
nasturtiums, during which revealed the ability of one of them
(tropeolin) strengthen blood flow through the coronary arteries. This gives
opportunity to assume that soon nasturtium preparations
can be used in the treatment of coronary insufficiency and

Nasturtium – Dosage Forms

AT лекарственных препарат используются все части растения —
roots, leaves, stems and flowers of nasturtium. Leaves are applied in
as anti-scintillant, flu, cold
diseases and diseases of the upper respiratory tract and lungs. Dried
leaves have the ability to relieve depression, irritability and
anxiety. They are used to make infusions. Decoction of leaves
Nasturtium roots and flowers are an effective diuretic, with
used successfully for kidney and urinary diseases

Nasturtium Recipes

Infusion of nasturtium leaves is prepared from 1 tbsp. spoons dried
crushed raw material, poured 200 ml of boiling water. His insist on
for 30 minutes, filter and take 1/3 cup 3 times a
day. Take for colds, lung diseases.

ATинный настой из листьев настурции готовят из 1 литровой банки,
tightly filled with fresh nasturtium leaves drenched in white dry
wine. The drug is infused for 14 days in a dark place at
at room temperature, and then filtered and taken for 1 hour.
spoon 3 times a day before meals as a fortifying agent.

A decoction of all parts of the plant is made from 1 tbsp. spoons
raw material, filled with 500 ml of boiling water. The broth is boiled in a water bath 15
minutes, insist 45 minutes, filter. Reception – 200-250 ml 3
раза в day. Applied with diseases of the urinary system.

Alcohol tincture of nasturtium prepared from 1.5 tbsp. spoons of raw materials
(dried, crushed leaves and buds), filled with 200 ml of vodka.
The tincture is aged 14 days in a dark place with a periodic
shaking up. Admission – 25 drops 3 times a day for bronchitis.

Nasturtium – contraindications

Nasturtium preparations are contraindicated for people who suffer from
gastritis or gastric ulcer. AT остальных случаях их прием должен
made under the supervision of a physician.


Kira 05/01/2016 And I learned a lot of new interesting facts. AND
I could not think that nasturtium is such a useful flower. In my
garden, these flowers are not translated. I love their festive look,
the mood immediately rises. AND запах такой чудесный. Galina
05/01/2016 Yes, this whole plant is very useful. I know about him for a long time
I have dried leaves with medicinal properties. AND при
I drink a cold broth, yes and with nerves when something is not right
happens))) Well, by the way, it helps, better than valerian.
Galina 05/01/2016 Yes, this whole plant is very useful. I’ve known for a long time
о его I have dried leaves with medicinal properties. AND при
I drink a cold broth, yes and with nerves when something is not right
happens))) Well, by the way, it helps, better than valerian.
Anastasia 05/01/2016 Neither of which is for myself, how much new and interesting am I
I found out about my favorite nasturtium! It is practically all useful, and
flowers, and leaves. I need this information, especially since
there are no contraindications for me, my stomach is all right.
Kristina 05/01/2016 Do nasturtiums have fruit, and even edible? ATот
so news to me)) I’ve never seen these fruits, just not
paid attention, apparently. ATсе, теперь буду ждать лета, плоды
look, taste)) Yes, and you can heal …

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