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Nasturtiums

Hey friends,

Wanted to share some research on nasturtiums.  Amazing and beautiful plant allies!  Here are just a few tidbits about them, with links at the bottom.  I chose to follow links that would most likely have some research behind them. 


Garden nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.)

Nasturtiums prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases and bacterial infections, stave off respiratory conditions, urinary

diseases and muscle pain, keep digestive issues, reproductive conditions and diabetes, benefits the immune,

cardiovascular, muscular and digestive systems, support the ocular, respiratory and both the male and female reproductive

systems.

 

Also repels whiteflies, squash bugs, aphids, many beetles and cabbage loopers. Nasturtiums are great for companion

planting. They release an airborne chemical that repels predacious insects, protecting not just the nasturtium but other

plants nearby. Many of the insects nasturtiums repel favor vegetables — tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, kohlrabi, collards,

broccoli, cabbage and radishes.... so they are an ideal choice for planting along the edges of and mixed in with your

vegetable gardens.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29766690

https://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/nasturtiums

https://www.botanical-online.com/en/medicinal-plants/nasturtium-properties

https://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers-solutions/nasturtium-flower-butter-and-nasturtium-caper-recipes

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-526/nasturtium

https://themicrogardener.com/20-reasons-to-grow-this-amazing-herb/

https://www.naturalpedia.com/nasturtium-sources-health-benefits-nutrients-uses-and-constituents-at-naturalpedia-com.html

https://www.permablitz.net/hero-of-the-month/nasturtium/

https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Nasturtiums-in-Food

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