Watercress

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Related to Nasturtium officinale: Pontederia cordata, Tropaeolum majus
A perennial aquatic plant that contains glycosides, minerals, vitamins A, C, E, niacin, and volatile oils; it is diuretic, expectorant
Indications Internally, coughs and bronchitis, diabetes, weakness; topically, a poultice for gout, rheumatic disease
Warning Watercress may be a vector for liver flukes, and must be cleaned
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Furthermore, seven species; Berberis lyceum, Nasturtium officinale, Oxalis stricta, Plantago major, Rumex hastatus, Sisymbrium officinale and Zanthoxylum alatum were collected from their natural habitat at their mature stage They were analyzed for their proximate composition, mineral contents, vitamin C, (beta) -carotene and anti-nutritional factors to evaluate their nutritive value in human diet.
Effects of lead on the activities of antioxidant enzymes in watercress, Nasturtium officinale R.
Vegetated habitats included patches of Nasturtium officinale (watercress), Fontinalis sp.
Water cress, Nasturtium officinale can be found floating in many gentle streams all over Britain and, with our control and management is now an important salad crop, along with rocket, Eruca vesicaria.