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nasturtium

Herbal medicine
(1) Tropaeolum majus (Indian cress), a flowering plant that contains glucotrapeoline, which hydrolyses to form sulphur-based antibiotics; it is antimicrobial, haematopoietic and purgative, and has been used for respiratory and urinary tract infections. 
(2) Watercress, see there; Nasturtium officinale.
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Nasturtiums also work a treat and are colouful and cheery to look at
THE Lower primates team leader Nicola Wright asked DZG gardeners to grow some runner beans and nasturtium plants to provide delicious homegrown snacks for Mandy, Fanny, Barbie, Malaika, Binti, Mali and Banika.
Nasturtiums, says the Royal Horticultural Society, like to grow in the sun in well drained soil - and you've just got enough time left to plant them
2) Sou chef Deb Farber and Peppers co-owner Susan Lawrence gather nasturtiums and other blossoms.
UNLIKE clematis, honeysuckle and other perennial climbers, annual climbers like nasturtium complete their life cycle in a single year.
Try pairing sweet or floral scented blossoms with a dessert or cool drink, or peppery nasturtiums with a salad.
The most common and safest are nasturtium, pansy, violet, calendula, chives and sage.
If winter isn't too cold, you'll have nasturtiums again.
Many are just fine in containers, too, especially nasturtiums, dianthus and herbs, to name only a few.
Colorful nasturtiums also adapt to semishady locations, and their unique blooms and leaves are edible -- as long as you don't feed them with systemic pesticides.
If you want to have a salad with a bunch of nasturtiums, great guacamole with cilantro flowers or dandelion "mushrooms," you need to grow your own.