Nasturtium (Tropaeolum maju): The Andean Antibiotic Flower.
Did you know…That nasturtium is an Andean (South American) plant in origin and was used by the Andean people as a wound healing plant and as an expectorant (helps clear phlegm with coughing) for sinus, coughs or blocked nose infections.
It is a very good herb for sore throats and so together with its expectorant properties the leaves and flowers can be chewed (2-3 at a time) and swallowed with some water when having a bad cough or bronchitis etc. They are also reported to be high in Vitamin C.
The flowers make a great addition to salads and you can know it is clearing nasty pathogens-bugs when you include them in your diet!
Enjoy and be Healthy!