etymology-Nasturtium officinale

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nivi tha

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May 31, 2010, 7:47:26 AM5/31/10
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Nasturtium officinale... NO.4

Nasturtium- Nose twist(the mustard oil smell)
 officinale- sold in shops , officinal medicines.

Plz somebody explain the genus meaning....

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Dinesh Valke

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May 31, 2010, 8:50:02 AM5/31/10
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... twisted nose has some connection with the unagreeable taste (do not know which part of the plant).
Dave's Botanary: http://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/search.php?search_text=nasturtium&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

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tanay bose

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May 31, 2010, 9:30:09 AM5/31/10
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Yes Dinesh Ji the name is given due to its pungent odour I am adding another link
http://etymonline.com/?term=nasturtium

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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Jun 1, 2010, 3:43:21 AM6/1/10
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And it is edible! See the link:
http://www.squidoo.com/nasturtium
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nivi tha

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Jun 1, 2010, 5:24:33 AM6/1/10
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Thank you tanay ji, Dinesh ji,Anand ji for your information
Selvalakshmi S.

nivi tha

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Jun 1, 2010, 5:52:49 AM6/1/10
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Here some more info about Nasturium officinale...

http://www.viable-herbal.com/singles/herbs/s965.htm


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Ashwin Baindur

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Jun 1, 2010, 11:28:25 PM6/1/10
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"officinale" means "medicinal", just to complete the meaning of the binomial.
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