The nasturtium appears to combine in itself irreconcilable opposites. The succulent leaves have a close affinity with the earth and are a strong expression of the aqueous element. They are topped by the flowers like little crowns of fire which, almost like little playmates of the humming birds, also have a bird-like, airy quality. Water and fire are also combined within the nasturtium, all the cells being filled with a water-soluble form of the sulfuric, fiery benzyl mustard oil, as well as on the outside, its natural habitat being in hot tropical countries but always close to water courses.
Taken internally, nasturtium acts mainly on the lungs, kidneys and bladder, organs which are particularly closely concerned with the interplay of air and water. With its esthetically pleasing harmony of opposites, the plant appears to have a regulating effect on these organs. In the same way it helps the acne-plagued skin in which overproduction of the sebaceous glands as excessive fiery reaction and hardening and congestion of the pores as the opposite reaction lead to this troublesome skin condition. The nasturtium has learned to tame the fiery element and, with this knowledge, helps the skin to regulate itself again.
These regulating powers help problem skin in the Dr.Hauschka preparations Facial Steam Bath, Clarifying Toner, Melissa Day Cream, Intensive Treatment 01, Cleansing Clay Mask and in the WALA acne preparations (e.g. Akne-Gesichtsdampfbad (facial steam bath for the treatment of acne)).
* Prescribing information for the preparations mentioned (the indications are derived from the anthroposophical understanding of man and nature):
Akne-Gesichtsdampfbad (facial steam bath for the treatment of acne)
Indications: Harmonisation of the metabolic processes in the skin in circumscribed purulent, inflammatory conditions, e.g. acne (acne vulgaris), overactivity of the sebaceous glands (seborrhoea).
Warning: Contains 25 % (v/v) alcohol
* For information on risks and side-effects please read the pack insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.