NASTURTIUM INDICUM (L.)

Family: Brassicaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban Sarisha.

English Name: Water Cress.

Description of the Plant:
An annual erect herb, 15-45 cm high, branched from the base. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, runcinate-dentate; lower leaves 7.5 cm long, inciso-pinnatifid or lobed at the base; upper leaves dentate above the base, subentire at the apex. Racemes terminal, many-flowered, much elongate; flowers small, yellow. Pods 12-19 mm long, straight or slightly curved.


NASTURTIUM INDICUM
NASTURTIUM INDICUM (L.)


Using Information:
The plant is considered diuretic, stimulant and antiscorbutic. Seeds are laxative; usefull in asthma, chronic catarrh and pyorrhea (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
All over the country in waste lands.


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