Overview

Watercress is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Watercress is used for short-term swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs (acute bronchitis), flu, arthritis, baldness, constipation, sexual arousal, and many other conditions, but there's no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods, watercress is widely used in leaf salads and as a culinary spice.

How does it work ?

Watercress may block some cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). It can also increase the amount of urine produced by the body (diuretic).

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