Watercress is considered as a super healthy plant because it is loaded with many healthy nutrients. For instance, watercress is loaded with iron and it contains more iron than spinach, and it also contains more vitamin C than lemons and oranges.
This is the reason why it can provide many healilng properties, but sadly, this plant was somehow forgotten over the generations. It originates from Euroasia, but nowadays it is widespread and it can be found almost everywhere around the world.
According to a recent study, this miraculous and powerful vegetable is currently the healthies vegetable on the planet. If you are wondering why, watercress has the ability to stop and reduce oxidative stress and increase the antioxidant effects. Moreover, it can provide other health benefits as well, such as: purifies the blood, refreshes, stimulates appetite, and purifies the entire body.
People around the world usually use this super healthy vegetable in the form of fresh juice, and the experts recommend that you should consume the juice in a ratio of 1:5 (1 watercress juice and 5 parts of water), since it is a powerful plant that can cause inflammation of the stomach and throat if you drink just pure watercress juice. Another important thing to know is that you should drink this juice every other day.
As you can see, this plant has many health benefits when taken as a juice, but it can have many benefits for external uses as well. For example, you can use this juice to treat many different skin diseases, skin impurities, hair loss, etc. All you have to do is to simply scrub the juice on the affected area, or you can also make and use a watercress compress. A compress of crushed leaves will help you reduce the appearance of sun spots on the skin.
According to many different studies, if the watercress extract is injected into the body, it has the ability to stop tumor growth and metastasis. Moreover, this vegetable is also very useful in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and stops the spread of breast cancer. It is also recommended to heavy smokers to eat a salad of watercress because it has excellent effects in preventing the harmful effects of smoking.
HOW TO MAKE A WATERCRESS COMPRESS?
First of all, wash the leaves throughly and then chop them into small pieces. Before applying the watercress compress, make sure to clean well the affected area. When you are done with the compress, you need to secure it with a bandage, and leave the compress on your skin from 2-4 hours. After that, you need to remove it and wash that area with cold water. You are allowed to use this method for different skin conditions.
THE WATERCRESS SALAD!
Wash the leaves thoroughly, put them in salt water and vinegar and leave them for an hour. Next, mix the watercress with chopped garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, some salt and pepper. Note: before you eat this salad, leave it for three hours. The watercress salas is extremely beneficial and it is good as a dietary food in the diseases that were mentioned above.
Now when you know all the health benefits of watercress, make sure to incorporate it in your daily diet and stay healthy.