What is nasturtium used for?
Nasturtium is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
People take nasturtium in combination with other herbs for:
Nasturtium is sometimes applied directly to the skin in combination with other herbs for mild muscular pain.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how nasturtium works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that nasturtium contains vitamin C and might help fight bacteria, fungi, viruses, and tumors.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using nasturtium?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
- You have allergy with any substances of nasturtium or other medications or other herbs.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
The regulations for an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
How safe is nasturtium?
Nasturtium might be safe for adults when applied directly to the skin in combination with other natural medicines. There isn’t enough information to know if nasturtium is safe when taken by mouth.
Special precautions & warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of nasturtium during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: Nasturtium is unsafe for children when taken by mouth. There isn’t enough information to know if nasturtium might be safe for children when applied to the skin.
Stomach or intestinal ulcers: Don’t take nasturtium if you have stomach or intestinal ulcers. It’s unsafe for you to use.
Kidney disease: Don’t take nasturtium if you have kidney disease. It’s unsafe for you to use.
What kind of side effects may I have from nasturtium?
When applied to skin, nasturtium can cause skin irritation, especially if used for a long time. When taken by mouth, nasturtium can cause stomach upset, kidney damage, and other side effects.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What interactions may I have with nasturtium?
Nasturtium may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.
What is the usual dose for nasturtium?
The dose for nasturtium may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.
What form does nasturtium come in?
Nasturtium may be available in the following forms:
- Nasturtium liquid extract
- Nasturtium flower essence
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Review Date: September 22, 2017 | Last Modified: September 22, 2017
Nasturtium http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-526-nasturtium.aspx?activeingredientid=526&activeingredientname=nasturtium Accessed September 22, 2017
Nasturtium – Health Benefits and Side Effects https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/nasturtium.html Accessed September 22, 2017