Nasturtium officinale R. Br. (Syn: N. fontanum (Lam.) Asch.; Sisymbrium nasturtium-aquaticum; Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek.) from Manali Himachal Pradesh, photographed on October 22, 2009, growing along drains, streams and standing waters.
Consumed as salad or cooked as vegetable. Chopped leaves incorporated in fruit and vegetable juice, cocktails and soups. Considered antiscorbutic, appetizing and stimulant. Juice used to cure polyps in nose, decoction as vermifuge and diuretic. Plant also used in asthma and tuberculosis.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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