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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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If you are looking for something a bit more permanent then another cousin, the Scottish flame flower, Tropaeolum speciosum, is a hardy, perennial climber which will reach 10ft or so.
Tropaeolum is a genus of some 90 species, with one of the horticultural world's strange taxonomic anomalies contained within it.
Nasturtium Tropaeolum ( This climbing annual is a favourite of many bees.
Both nasturtiums and canary creepers are Tropaeolum species -majus and canariense respectively.
Even easier using the same treatment is one of my favourites, the showy tuberous climber Tropaeolum tuberosum 'Ken Aslet'.
TROPAEOLUM SPECIOSUM The screamingly bright orangeyred flowers will add warmth and, if allowed to scramble through existing shrubs, will make a stunning display towards the top of the plant they're using as a support.
I hesitate to mention another nasturtium, the flame creeper, Tropaeolum speciosum, because it is not hardy in many parts of the North - or at least does not often flourish.
The nasturtium originated in South America, though its botanical name, tropaeolum, was taken from the Greek and Latin battlefield words for trophy - a tree trunk festooned by the winners with the losers' bloodied helmets and shields.
Try to find a good potful of tropaeolum, and a host plant that gives it a foothold while it's still a youngster.
Look out for seeds of Eccremocarpus, the Chilean Glory Vine; Rhodochiton, the Purple Bell Vine; Tropaeolum peregrinum, the Canary Creeper; Thunbergia alata, Black-eyed Susan; Asarina antirrhinifolia, the Twining Snapdragon; Ipomoea purpurea, the Morning Glory and Ipomoea lobata, the Spanish flag.
n Nasturtium, tropaeolum majus; it's possible to make a colourful salad from the beautiful, peppery orange, red or yellow flowers of the nasturtium, as well as its foliage.
The red - a vivid, fiery vermilion - is provided by the flame creeper, Tropaeolum speciosum , a relative of the nasturtium, from Chile.