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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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4 THE petals from nasturtiums are edible and can be added to salads: they taste quite peppery and hot.
Nasturtium flowers can be used to make a colorful butter, says chef John Lawrence.
A peppery gazpacho strewn with arugula blossoms, nasturtiums stuffed with savory cream cheese, an herb and flower cheese terrine, pecan pansies, orange flower corn muffins, chocolate orchids and hibiscus tea were not only lovely visual additions to the table, but tasty ones as well.
Pick off the flowers of violas and nasturtiums to make a colourful addition to salads, and they are also ideal for decorating chocolate cakes.
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For the blackberry coulis: 2 punnets of blackberries, 50g sugar, 50ml water, blackberries and nasturtium flowers (optional) to garnish.
Plant nasturtium with cabbages as they attract caterpillars which will hopefully then leave the cabbages alone.
Calendula Fruit Twist and Nasturtium Orange Troika would look great sown together at the front of a sunny border or on a low hedge, where the Nasturtium can trail over.
WHILE you're sowing all your annuals, don't forget to add some calendula (pot marigolds), nasturtium and borage, which you can add to salads and drinks in summer for both flavour and colour.
Choose between rose, nasturtium and passion flower and then indulge in hand washes, shower gels, soaps, bath seeds, body balm and dusting powder.