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The nasturtium is a medicinal plant, also known as nasturtium, mastruço and capuchin, which can be used in the treatment of urinary infection, scurvy and skin diseases.

Its scientific name is Tropaeolum majus L. and it can be purchased in he alth food stores and in some compounding pharmacies.

Indications for nasturtium

The nasturtium is used to treat urinary infection, acne, skin allergies, dandruff, eczema, scurvy, lack of appetite, strengthening the scalp, aging skin, insomnia, digestive problems, fluid retention, depression and healing of wounds.

Nasturtium properties

The properties of nasturtium include its antibiotic, expectorant, disinfectant, digestive, antiseptic, depurative, digestive, stimulating, sedative, purgative and diuretic action.

How to use the nasturtium

The parts used of nasturtium are its flowers and leaves, to make teas, infusions, juices or salads.

  • Infusion of nasturtium for dandruff: Add 4 tablespoons of chopped nasturtium in ½ liter of boiling water and then wash your hair with this infusion.

See a way to use this plant: Home remedy for urinary tract infection

Side Effects of Nasturtium

The side effect of nasturtium is gastric irritation.

Contraindication for nasturtium

Nasturtium is contraindicated for patients with gastritis, hypothyroidism, heart or kidney failure, and pregnant or lactating women.

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