Written By Admin
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Watercress is loaded with many healthy nutrients and it can provide numerous health benefits. This amazing and super healthy plant contains more iron than spinach and more vitamin C than lemons and oranges.
Although its healing characteristics have been known for centuries, this plant has somehow been forgotten through the generations. The origin of watercress is from Eurasia, but today it is widespread and can be found almost everywhere in the world.
You’d be amazed at how great this forgotten vegetable can be!
According to a recent study this super healthy vegetable is currently the healthiest vegetable in the world.
Watercress stops and reduces oxidative stress and increases the antioxidant effect. It also cleans the blood, refreshes, stimulates appetite, and purifies the entire body.
Many experts around the world highly recommend to consume the juice of watercress in a ratio of 1:5 (1 watercress juice and 5 parts of water). It is a powerful plant and it can cause an inflammation of the stomach and throat if you drink just pure watercress juice. Also, it is not recommended a daily usage, instead of that, consume it every other day.
Many different studies found that watercress can stop tumor growth and metastasis, if the watercress extract is injected into the body. It can also help in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, as well as in the prevention of the spreading of breast cancer.
It is recommended that heavy smokers should eat a salad of watercress because of its excellent effects in preventing the harmful consequences of smoking.
The Watercress Salad
First, wash the leaves well.
Then, put them in salt water and vinegar and let them stand for an hour.
After that, mix the watercress with chopped garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, some salt and pepper.
Before you eat this salad, leave it for three hours.
Watercress is extremely beneficial for external uses as well. You can use watercress to treat various skin conditions, skin impurities, hair loss, etc.
Chop the leaves of watercress into small pieces.
Before putting the compress, clean the affected area with alcohol.
After that put the leaves and bandage the area.
Keep the bandage for 2-4 hours.
Then remove it, wash the affected area and apply some oil on it.
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