The leaves and flowers of the nasturtium plant are packed with vitamin C. The use of vitamin C in the treatment and prevention of the common cold is controversial in medical circles, with research ongoing. Taking vitamin C daily can help to reduce the duration of cold symptoms by 10 per cent in adults, and 15 per cent in children. Nasturtium is also a powerful decongestant that helps to clear congested sinuses and lungs. "It clears mucus from a cough, plus it's really easy to grow from seed.
Daily Paintworks - "Kapuzinerkresse (Nasturtium)" by Dietrich Moravec
I love nasturtium plants, so illustrating this one was a lot of fun. Slightly stressful, this was the only plant still flowering that I could find, so I had to get it painted before it withered. Serious pressure.
Begonia, Nonstop Fire Nonstop summer garden performance in a new color. Look forward to the continuing display of showy, full double 4½" blazing blooms set off by light red stems and triangular, finely serrated foliage. lifecycle: Annual Uses: Beds, Container Sun: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 18-20 inches Spread: 8-14 inches Sowing Method: Indoor Sow Bloom Duration: 12 weeks