Nasturtium side effects

Risks of consuming the nasturtium plant

  • Vomiting: Nasturtium has components that stimulate the gastric nerve, which in some sensitive people, or consumed in large quantities, can
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    cause nausea, dizziness, vomiting and digestive upset.

In people who suffer from intestinal diseases, such as Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome, nasturtium can trigger an outbreak.

  • Stomach pain: Due to its components that irritate the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, it can cause stomach pain, gastritis, etc. It is a contraindicated plant in case of stomach ulcer or other types of digestive ulcers.
  • Dermatitis: In some people it can cause irritation and pain.
  • Flushing: Nasturtium plasters or poultices can cause redness in the affected area and stinging.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

16 February, 2024

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