Watercress Words is…

Watercress Words is…a blog that explores


Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D., a family physician, writes to inform, instruct, and inspire

readers with content that is pungent, tangy, and nutritious, like watercress.

Watercress is a fast growing, perennial, edible, leafy green plant that grows around slow moving water like springs and streams.



a quiet stream


Watercress is know to be nutritious, healing and preventative because it contains several important vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C and K, calcium, potassium and copper.



Everything printed here reflects my opinion or judgement only, unless stated otherwise. Anything you read here may or may not be applicable or appropriate to any or every medical situation.

Ask  your  personal physician for specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment for your medical or health problems or questions. The content on this blog is not intended to be used directly to treat or manage any medical condition nor to substitute for treatment or management directly by a qualified medical professional. 


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