Donnerstag, 23. Oktober 2014

Nasturtium editible Plant with๑•.°°Innocent droplets of rain °° -Kapuzinerkresse mit spielerischen Regentropfen


“Innocent droplets of rain
make almost all events
quite natural.
― Visar Zhiti, The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

Botany of Nasturtium / Kapuzinerkresse

Indian cress, Capuchina, Grande Capucine, Tropaeolum, Chin-lien-hua
Tropaeolum majus


Its known as a potent broad-spectrum antibiotic and healer which far surpasses any medical antibiotic in speed and effectiveness.

Nasturtium (English: nasturtium) the buds and flowers have slight "peppery" taste. The plant belongs to the Brassicaceae but botanically, but to a very different family (Tropaeolaceae). It has been brought in the 16th century from South America to Europe, grows in relatively harsh climate and delighted us in many gardens due to their intense colors. The nasturtium contains a lot of vitamin C; all parts of the plant are edible - an attractive variation in a summer salad.

Raindrops in photographically playful manner, I hope that you enjoy my Video:

This cute climbing plant comes originally from the Andean region, but it seem to do pretty well in most climates. It is praised as much for its ornamental aspect as it is for its culinary and medicinal uses.
Its hot-pungent taste, a little stronger than watercress at times,  makes it a delicious - and cute! - salad ingredient. Leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible, very rich in vitamin C. I like using the larger leaves (when they grow in shadowy places the leaves can get as large as 15cm of diameter!) in my green smoothies, leaving the sweet flowers to salads. The young seeds are even hotter than the flowers and leaves and they can be ground, added as spice to salad dressings or stews, or they can be prepared as capers. The mature seeds contain more than 25% of protein and they can be dried and ground to be used as a healthier pepper substitute.

In medicinal herbalism is nasturtium mostly known as an expectorant and disinfectant. Its antibacterial, anti-fungicide and antibiotic properties make it an amazing plant to help relieve infections, both internally as externally, as in disinfecting wounds and cuts. Its high content of vitamin C together with other phytonutrients make it a good herb to treat scurvy.

Tropfen in photografisch spielerischer Form

Nature Photography ©copyright by Gina Matt

Music: Tristan O'Meara 
"Walking with no destination" 
with personal permission

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