Indian Crest (Tropaeolum majus ) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in South America in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia.
It is a herbaceous annual plant with trailing stems growing to 1 m long or more.
Indian Crests are grown for their flowers, and also because both their leaves and flowers are edible. They can be used in salads, imparting a delicately peppery taste. The seeds are also edible, and can be used as a caper substitute.
Medicinal use :
It is widely cultivated, both as an ornamental plant and as a medicinal plant.
It has a imparting a delicately peppery taste.