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Watercress
Nasturtium officinalis

Watercress

Watercress has a fresh, nutty flavour, making it great for salads, soups or as a green topping for a juicy steak. Watercress is also used in many cosmetics, as it has a detoxing effect and cleansed both blood and skin.

Recipes with watercress

Watercress can be used in salads, soups and as garnish on steaks.

Origins

Watercress grows in rivers and ditches from Europe to Southwest Asia.

Usage in the old days

In folk medicine it was used against tuberculosis and other diseases.

Medical use

Watercress is rich in vitamin C and acts as a diuretic.

It detoxicates the body and purifies the blood and skin, which is why it is used in the cosmetic industry.

The juice dissolves nicotine.

 

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