When we think of salad greens we think of kale, romaine, iceberg, green leaf and red leaf and others, but we don't think of watercress. This is a potent healing leafy green that should never be ignored. High in vitamin C, it has a pungent taste and should be more than just garnish on your plate.
- Provides good supplies of vitamins A, B1, B2 and C; minerals iron, potassium and calcium.
- Encourages immune activity in the body.
- Improves the health of the intestines.
- Has anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antiseptic and expertorant action.
- Watercress contains benzyl mustard oil, which is a very powerful natural antibiotic and will not harm the healthy gut bacteria.
- Kills cancer stem cells that are responsible for signalling cancerous tumors to grow.
How to Use Watercress
- Can be recommended for anemia (natural iron content) and gallblader complaints.
- Bruise the leaves and place them on the skin to remove acne and freckles.
- Eaten daily may help in reducing migraines.
- Can help reduce heartburn.
- Its high levels of potassium can help reduce water weight and may help with some cases of insominia.
- Good for chronic respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, cough and reducing phelgm.
Watercress, one of nature's powerful healing greens.