Nasturtium officinale

Nasturtium officinale R. Br.

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)

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


  • Humid habitats
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distribution and other botanical details.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Nasturtium officinale R. Br.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used

Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection


Preparation/ Admin/Plant Part not specifed.


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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.