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OUR PLANTS Nasturtium

Known for its purifying properties on dandruff.

Everything you need to know about our nasturtiums

Charming and abundantly flowering, we have chosen nasturtium for its powerful purifying properties that help reduce dandruff.

NAME  Nasturtium

PART USED  Whole plant

BOTANICAL NAME  Tropaeolum majus l.

FORM  Decoction of flowering plants

INCI NAME Tropaeolum majus l.flower extract

ORIGIN  France

HARVEST July August

SECTOR HEV and Organic Farming


What does it look like?

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Native to South America, the nasturtium was introduced to Europe and France by Dutch conquistadors at the end of the 17th century. It then appeared in the gardens of monasteries, known for its benefits as an aromatic and medicinal plant.
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The trumpet-shaped flowers are reminiscent of a cap, which is why it was given its French name "capucine", while others claim that its leaves are shaped like a shield and its flowers are reminiscent of ancient soldiers' helmets.
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Nasturtiums are easily recognisable because they always attract an army of aphids in their wake, a sign of healthy soil.
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In its native Peru, the nasturtium is pollinated by hummingbirds. In Europe, bumblebees make a hole in the side to steal nectar from the flower at the end of a long stalk.


Why is it so good for us?

Already used for thousands of years in Mexico and Peru for disinfecting, healing and expectorating, nasturtium is now used in dermocosmetics to treat skin, nail and scalp disorders. We recommend it to tackle a common problem: dandruff!

We have selected the Tropaeolum majus l. species for its purifying active ingredient content. Our farmers harvest the nasturtiums by hand, carefully removing the earth residue, then drying them at a temperature always below 60°C so as not to alter their effectiveness. The flowering plants are used in their entirety to take advantage of their richness in glucotropaeolin, whose purifying and cleansing properties restore the balance of the scalp.

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A few words from our expert

Nasturtium combined with salicylic acid, which is a derivative of willow bark, exfoliates the scalp and helps eliminate excess sebum, with guaranteed effectiveness on all hair types: a winning combo to fight dandruff!

Alexandre Panel
Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist

Did you know?

In the language of flowers, the nasturtium symbolises the stages of love according to its colour. White represents purity; yellow helps to declare one's love; orange shows the desire to seduce and red confirms a passionate love..

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