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  Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek
 
Scientific Name  Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek
Family Name  Brassicaceae
Common Name  Nasturtium officinale, watercress
Photo link  http://www.odu.edu/webroot/instr/sci/plant.nsf/0/8503c5f9f021bd8685256c3f006d133b?OpenDocument
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Folk uses include urinary tract infection, and cough due to upper respiratory infections. (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=526&brand_id=, accessed 4/27/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared pill/capsule/tablet (Nature¬ís sunshine CoQ10 Plus).
Phytochemistry  Benzyl mustard oil, (benzyl isothiocyante) and vitamin C (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation; topical use may cause skin irritaion (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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