Useful properties of nasturtium
In the garden and in the garden
I love nasturtium! Thanks to its bright flowers, flowerbeds, garden paths and gazebos acquire an unusually fairy-tale appearance. Each corner of the garden simply glows with fiery red, yellow and orange colors.
And in the garden of her only one good.
Planted next to the pumpkin nasturtium scares away bedbugs that damage the leaves.
Climbing varieties of plants feel great in a warm company of cucumbers, corn and beans. Its stems, effectively intertwined with the long whips of plants, frighten off beetles-leaf-eaters and whitefly. Blooms nasturtiums all summer, does not require special care, perfectly serves as live mulch.
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Properties of nasturtium
But only this does not exhaust her dignity. Nasturtium is also famous for its medicinal properties. for the heart and blood vessels
Infusions and decoctions of nasturtium flowers help with diseases of the cardiovascular system and hypertension.
3 st. l. crushed fresh flowers pour 1 a glass of boiling water, insist 1 hour, filter. Drink on 2 art. l. infusion of 3-4 times per day for 15 minutes before meals.
The course of treatment is 1 month, a week is a break, then treatment can be repeated.
Flowers and leaves of the plant are useful for metabolic disorders associated with age-related changes.
Infusion of leaves acts as a laxative. 10 g raw materials brew 1 l boil ka, insist 10 minutes and filter. Take 3-4 times a day for 0,5 glass.
Nasturtium against bronchitis
With chronic bronchitis, an infusion of 10 g of crushed leaves per 1 l of boiling water is effective. He is insisted for 10 minutes, filters and squeezes raw materials. Take an 0,5 cup for a day before meals in a warm form.
After 3-5 days, coughing usually stops.
With burns 1 st. l. shredded leaves of nasturtium are mixed with 50 g of vegetable oil.
This composition is wetted with tampons and applied to the affected areas.
With anemia and skin rashes, water infusion helps: 1 tsp. raw pour 1 a glass of boiling water, insist 1,5 hours. Filter and take in 3 reception during the day (regardless of food).
Every year with nasturtium
I always try to prepare flowers and leaves of nasturtium for the winter. For this, I collect raw materials in the summer and dry it in the shade. Then I put them in paper bags, store them in a dry place.
I plant nasturtium every year. It grows well in the sun and in the light shade. To the soil, the nasturtium is undemanding, does not need frequent watering, blooms all summer, pleasing its delicate greens and fiery flowers. And, as you can see, the benefits of it are considerable!
NASTURTI - NOT ONLY BRIGHT DECORATION OF FLOWER
Every year in May, I plant seeds in the open ground with annual nasturtiums of bright colors with curling stems, and then all summer and until the frosts I enjoy a floral carpet of dazzling beauty from flowers of bright yellow and orange-red hues reaching in diameter 5 cm. Nasturtium is thermophilic , light-loving, non-drought-resistant, so I water it as necessary (especially in dry summer), remove the weeds and dried flowers (I leave only a few for the seeds), I loosen the soil near the plants, I do not apply fertilizer.
At the first frosts nasturtium perishes. In the middle of October I collect small balls, which after drying up, I break and release from them the ripened seeds. They will be useful the next year for planting.
Nasturtium is not only beautiful, but also very useful. It discourages Colorado beetles, aphids and other insect pests.
It can be used in cooking and folk medicine.
I, for example, add leaflets as a seasoning to various salads, vegetable, meat dishes and as a decoration. 100 g fresh nasturtium leaves, finely chopped, mix with 100 g of boiled potatoes, diced. I add 30 g dill, 2 chopped eggs, salt and pepper to taste. I fill it with sour cream or mayonnaise and serve it to the table. The leaves of nasturtium contain a lot of vitamin C, and they contribute to normal digestion.
The juice of nasturtium lubricates places on the skin after an insect bite, which greatly reduces itching.
If I see that my hair is falling out strongly, then to prevent this process I rub the nasturtium juice into the scalp.
It is also effective for burns. From dry leaves of nasturtium I make infusion for gargling. For this 1 art. l. leaves nasturtium pour a glass of boiling water, I insist 30 min, filter and drink on 1 / 3 st. 3 times a day with sore throat and cough. The fact is that nasturtium has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, restorative properties.
Nasturtium does not require special care, but how many positive emotions and benefits from such a flower!
Svetlana Martynova, Orel
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