Fruits & Vegetables Week: Nasturtium officinale, the Water Cress

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 11, 2011, 4:16:43 AM1/11/11
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Nasturtium officinale, the Water Cress, growing along water bodies, mainly running water in temperate climate, cooked as vegetable, used as salad and for garnishing..
 
Local names
Punjab: Piriya halim
Deccan: Lut-putiah

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ulachungpa

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Jan 11, 2011, 9:01:32 AM1/11/11
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In Sikkim we call it Simrayo or Sim-Saag (Nep), Saag that grows in
marshy or 'Simsar' areas.
If i am not mistaken, it is a naturalized exotic.

It has many medicinal properties.
Usha
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