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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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MY HEROO: Susie in her Rooney hat yesterday' COMING UP ROSES: Tracey Rose in floral, er, lampshade' TASTY: Rachel Littlejohns in a watercress sandwich hat' TOT HAT: Titchy punter Matthew Gorham, two' SO PROUD: Isabell in her peacock feathers' LILLI-BET: The Queen opts for a lime outfit' HAT'S MY GIRL: Footie wife Louise Redknapp Pictures: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES/GARETH CATTERMOLE/KENT GAVIN/PA