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Watercress Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

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General Name
English Name
Botanical Name
Nasturtium Officinale
Hindi Name
Candsur, Jal Halim, Jal Kumbhi
Chinese Name
Xi Yang Cai
Homeopathic Name
Nasturtium   -   Mother Tincture

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Watercress Cures

Most Effective


Action of Watercress

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Watercress

Highly Effective

Combines With

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Stem, Leaves, Flower

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Watercress

Do not use Water Cress during Pregnancy.
It may cause Stomach Upset.
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Watercress is an aquatic plant.
It is evergreen perennial.
It grows in temperate regions.
It grows up to 65 Cm in water.
It blooms in the beginning of summers.
Best used for Tuberculosis.

In TCM :
Watercress : Xi Yang Cai


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Materia Medica for Watercress

Single Herb

Watercress for Alcoholism

Drink Juice of the leaves twice a day.
OR : Eat lots and lots of Watercress.
Else :Inhale the smoke of dried leaves.

Watercress for Tuberculosis

Boil the leaves and Stems of Watercress in water until it gets fully dissolved. Take 1/2 cup daily as a soup.

Watercress ( Jalkumbhi ) for Goiter

Prepare a paste of the leaves of Watercress ( Jalkumbhi ). Apply on the affected area.
Take 2 tablespoons of watercress juice in a glass of water. Drink it two times a day.

Watercress for Cold

Watercress is rich in Vitamin C and helps your body to fight with common cold and flu symptoms. Add Watercress to your daily diet.
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Mix the following dry, powdered herbs and store in a jar:-
Burdock Root : 6 parts
Sheep Sorrel : 4 parts
Slippery Elm Bark : 1 part
Rhubarb Root : 1 teaspoon.
Prepare a decoction. Take one teaspoon at a time. Boil in two cups water till water remains half. Leave on hot plate overnight. Strain through a coarse strainer. Consume cold either early morning or late at night.
The tea will help in :-
Better health
Better elimination
Increased appetite
Improved immunity
Add the following herbs to the above Mixture
Kelp : 2 parts
Red Clover : 1 part
Blessed Thistle : 1 part
Watercress : 0.4 parts
The method remains the same.
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