Food Forest Gardening (Permaculture), Gardening, Herbs, Using Herbs and Flowers

Nasturtiums Are Edible and Good for Hair Growth

This is the Nasturtium I’m growing this year. I don’t remember the name of the variety, I just picked out a packet at the store that looked pretty. They mound rather than vine.

They are so easy to grow. Just plant the seeds in the garden, keep the soil moist and watch them grow.

I wanted them in the garden this year because they are edible.

I grew them years ago and remembered their spicy, slightly sweet wasabi-like flavor. Not as spicy as wasabi, much more mild. The leaves are also spicy.

I recently learned the flowers are good for hair growth so I harvested a bunch of flowers to dry in a basket in the house.

When they are dry, I’ll cover them in olive or grapeseed oil and infuse for at least 30 days, then I can use this oil in my hair and on my scalp to see if it will help my hair grow.

Next year I’ll grow this and other varieties. I’ve even heard you can make hot sauce with them.

What has your experience been growing Nasturtiums? Do you have other uses for them? I’d love to hear from you.



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20 thoughts on “Nasturtiums Are Edible and Good for Hair Growth”

  1. Good Lord I’m seeing so many pretty things in this site today! Yes a woman’s touch is obviously at work there! Just simply gorgeous but I’m a bit off the track being a guy that just lets it ride! I get into the outdoors nurturing for the critters, not even for me so much!
    This is very nice for me to see!
    have a great day!

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      1. Oh I appreciate beauty and charming order to things in a home especially because I can tend to be a more Oscar Madison of the Odd Couple lately, taking on my dogs attitude when I actually used to be more Felix in keeping all tidy and impressive some years back. But, through some things I got too busy and then too that can wait; so now and then I go through periods of pandemonium to get ship shape.

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      2. I hear you about life happening. I’ve been through some heavy stuff over the past 4 years or so and many areas of my home became neglected, simply because I did not have the mental or physical energy to think about it, because the heavy stuff was consuming me. Things have eased up over the past couple months and I’m slowly getting to these areas. I’m not a Felix or an Oscar (probably somewhere in the middle), but I do have a minimum level of neatness/cleanliness it needs to be at. Trying to be completely spotless and neat is too much work and stress – I like to be relaxed and comfortable.


  2. My sister has a vegetable garden,and when we pick our salad for the evening, we include nasturtiums. I have also eaten pansy petals in my salads. They don’t have a lot of flavor, but they have a nice texture, and they can add a kaleidoscope of color, just for fun. πŸ˜‰

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    1. I agree – edible flowers are a lot of fun and add color. Right now I am making Calendula and viola soda and plan on making a post about it soon. I’ve been drying viola because I’m going to use them in some beauty products and teas. They smell wonderful when dried!

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