Latin Name: tropaeolum majus
Alternative Name: capuchina, capucine, climbing nasturtium, indian cress, yellow larkspur
Forms Available: flower, seed, leaf

Nasturtium – tropaeolum majus – A perennial plant with edible leaves – similar flavor to watercress. This plant has antibiotic, antibacterial, antiseptic, and expectorant properties. It can be applied, in a poultice, to wounds, minor injuries and sores. Infusions of the leaves aid in the shifting and removal of phlegm. Internally, this herb is used to treat genito/urinary diseases and respiratory infections.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: treats digestive, urinary and respiratory systems. Has antiseptic properties when applied, in a poultice, to sores, boils, wounds etc. Is also antibacterial, expectorant and antibiotic.

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