Nasturtium officinale

Nasturtium officinale R. Br.

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)

  • Watercress
  • jarjir جرجر
  • qurra قرة
  • qurret el-ain قرة العين
  • גַּרְגֵּר הַנְּחָלִים
  • garger ha-nekhalim


  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Nasturtium officinale R. Br.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection


Preparation/ Admin/Plant Part not specifed.

Not specified B

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Nasturtium officinale in large amounts over a long period can irritate the gastric mucosa. Also affects menstruation & uterine contractions therefore should not be used in pregnancy. Should not be used in children <4 yrs & in peptic ulcer & nephrosis.