Description: Nasturtiums or Tropaeolum majus are one of the most popular summer plants and they are not only beautiful and decorative, but also extremely healing and powerful natural antibiotics. Nasturtium flowers are edible just like marigold, kachnar, viola and daisy flowers. Nasturtiums contain flavonoids such as isoquercitrin and kaempferol, vitamin C, carotenoids, the minerals sulfur, manganese, iron, and amino acids. Below are some health benefits of nasturtium flowers that might surprise you:
Antibiotic has a lot of functions in fighting a lot of disease. In minor case like sore throat or infection nasturtium flowers can be used as home remedy solution, so you could save your time and energy to see your doctor just to deal with them.
Promoting New Blood Cells Formation
In much more serious case like blood disorder, using nasturtium flowers as part of herbal treatment is highly recommended because years of experience and recent studies found that nasturtium flowerss is very effective in promoting the formation of new blood cells in the body.
Natural Source of Expectorant
Expectorant is a substances that probably you hear often from cough medicine advertisement. That’s true, the main function of expectorant is to relieve cough. So, instead of taking cough medicine, why don’t you consume nasturtium flowers as herbal tea to help you getting rid of the cough? It is actually a more delicious way to fight cough especially in the cold or rainy days.
Nasturtium plant is not only beautiful to see but also rich of beneficial properties. One of the benefits of this plant is as natural hair treatment. Thinning hair might be not as serious as it sound but for women, this condition is a worst nightmare. It can be proven by how much money they will spend for healthy hair. Applying the paste of nasturtium flowers in your scalp could help stimulate the capillaries and enhance the circulation of blood, nutrients and oxygen in your scalp. Good circulation means good hair growth.
High Source of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of vitamins with super powerful benefit of health. Due to high vitamin C, consuming nasturtium flowers help you treating minor cough, chest cold and flu. Those benefits have been believed since ancient times and have been proven in this modern time.
Good for Skin
Nasturtium flowers are containing antiseptic properties which could help you fighting bacteria effectively. Use it as mask could help you getting rid of acne from your face and the vitamin C contained in this flower plants could make the look of your skin fairer and balance the tone of your skin.
Brewing Guide: Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot 2 grams (1-2 teaspoons) flowers for every 250ml of water. Infuse in hot water at 90°c (194°F) to 95°c (203°F) for 2 to 3 minutes.