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Properties and medicinal uses of Nasturtium

The medicinal properties of Nasturtium , Tropaeolum majus , also known as blood flower or queen’s taco; They are very useful and very beneficial to take advantage of them in home and natural remedies. Although its leaves and flowers are also edible and can be included to beautify your dishes, give them flavor and provide nutrients to your cooking recipes.

Nasturtium is a perennial plant native to South America, it grows especially well in temperate zones and has rounded leaves, its flowers are large and very striking orange that we can see mainly during spring and summer.

nasturtium uses Properties and medicinal uses of Nasturtium, blood flower or queen taco

  • Has antioxidant properties
  • It favors the activity and correct functioning of the heart
  • It has diuretic properties, so it fights fluid retention
  • It is used to clean and disinfect wounds
  • It can lower blood pressure, so it is recommended in cases of hypertension
  • It favors the healing and healing of wounds, cuts, acne , etc.
  • Fight urinary tract infections
  • Applied locally relieves muscle aches
  • Helps eliminate bronchitis
  • Kills fungus and is used effectively for athlete’s foot
  • They stimulate a speedy recovery from the flu
  • Cleanses the lungs of mucus by having expectorant action
  • It has an antibiotic effect , so it fights pathogenic germs
  • It exerts a soothing and soothing effect on the skin and on the respiratory system
  • Its leaves contain Vitamin C
  • Prevents hair loss and promotes proper growth
  • Stimulates blood circulation

Nasturtium can be consumed as an infusion , adding it to your sweet and savory dishes, smoothies and fruit juices, you can give local scrubs (for the scalp), etc. All parts of the plant are used except for the seeds and roots.

Also … in the organic vegetable garden and garden it is highly appreciated as it acts as a fungicide and prevents some pests such as aphids, bed bugs or worms by having a repellent effect on them. Plant it near pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini, melons, cabbages, etc.

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