Nasturtium can act both as a disinfectant and as a healing agent, and all parts of the plant have strong antibiotic and antimicrobial properties.
The herb is used primarily as an herbal remedy for urinary tract infections and diseases of the respiratory tract but is also indicated for external and internal bacterial infections and to treat minor scrapes and cuts.
The dried ripe buds have a strong laxative effect, and unlike many conventional germicides, nasturtium will not damage the intestinal flora.
Nasturtium has a reputation for promoting the formation of red blood cells, and it has been used in folk medicine as a remedy against scurvy due to its high content of vitamin c.
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