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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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Recounting a special session on watercress at one of MEVeg's Open Access Sustainable Evergreen Saturday events in Abu Dhabi, she said: "We had a special Arabic vegetarian mezze evening where we used watercress in a fattoush along with other vegetables like lettuce, cucumber, tomato, parsley, mint, radish and spring onions, garnishing it with pomegranate sauce and olive oil, topped with sumac.
Toss watercress in a bowl with goat cheese and toasted slivered almonds.
Redcar and Cleveland Council environmental chiefs have been alerted and say they have identified one individual who is using the watercress for personal consumption.
Given this wealth of health benefits, it is not surprising that Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, built his first hospital in close proximity to a stream where watercress grew so that his patients would have ready access to this life-sustaining green.
Clean watercress and arrange it on a large serving platter or dish.
This is only the third known natural population of watercress darters-the first, found at Glen Springs, Bessemer, in 1964; the second at Roebuck Spring, Roebuck, in 1979.
Much of the monkeyflower and watercress has also returned, and the snails are beginning to move back towards shore, Stevens finds.
3 Pile watercress on a plate and toss through broccoli, onion and lemon juice.
The other "bounty of nature" that seems to abound this year is wild watercress.
Three-Cheese, Pepper & Watercress Roulade Cook and prep time: 50 mins Serves: 4 as a main course up to 12 as a light starter Ingredients For the Egg Roulade 2 Spring Onions, thinly sliced Half a red sweet pepper (capsicum) very finely chopped 4 Eggs, separated 50g/2oz Gruyere or Cheddar Cheese, grated 90ml/3fl oz milk Salt and pepper For the filling 100g/4oz cream cheese 100g/4oz soft goat's cheese 1 x 85g/3oz watercress, washed, dried and coarse stems removed Instructions 1.
To serve: watercress METHOD: Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.