Watercress contains larger amounts of iron than spinach and more vitamin C than lemons and oranges.

Although it has always been famous for its healing properties, this plant was somewhat forgotten over generations. The origin of watercress is from Eurasia, but today it is widespread and can be found almost everywhere in the world.

Now officially, an international study concluded that this leafy green vegetable is currently the healthiest vegetables on the planet.

What is the secret?

Watercress stops and reduces oxidative stress and increases the antioxidant effect. It also purifies the blood, refreshes, stimulates appetite, and purifies the entire body.

Watercress has great application in folk medicine in the form of fresh juice. It is recommended to consume the juice of watercress in a ratio of 1:5, 1 portion of juice and 5 parts of water because you can cause an inflammation of the stomach and throat if you drink pure juice. Also, it is not recommended to drink this juice every day, and instead of that, you should consume it with a break of one day.

Watercress juice is also a popular remedy for external use in skin diseases, skin impurities, with the hair loss. It is used in two ways – To rub the juice on the injured place or to put a compress. As a compress of crushed leaves, watercress reduces the appearance of sun spots on the skin.

Scientific studies confirmed that watercress can stop tumor growth and metastasis (tests were conducted on animals) if the watercress extract is injected into the body. This is also helpful as an aid in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and stops the spread of breast cancer. At the same time, it is recommended that heavy smokers should eat a salad of watercress because of its excellent effects in preventing the harmful effects of smoking.

HOW TO MAKE A COMPRESS?               

To prepare the compress, you need to chop the leaves of watercress into small pieces. Before putting the compress, clean the spot you want to treat with alcohol. After that put the leaves and bandage the spot. Hold the compress from 2 to 4 hours, and after removing, wash the treated spot. This compress can be applied in treating a variety of skin impurities, especially those which are formed by various fungi.

THE WATERCRESS SALAD!

Wash the leaves well. Put them in salt water and vinegar and let them stand for an hour. Mix the watercress with chopped garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, some salt and pepper. Before you eat the salad, let it stand for three hours. This salad is good as a dietary food in the diseases that were mentioned above.

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