Wondering about Watercress

Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C. Many health benefits are attributed to eating watercress

Although this blog isn’t chiefly about watercress, despite the name, I decided to explore it in several posts this year. I’m glad I did because I learned much I didn’t know and hope you did too.

In this post I’ve gathered the watercress posts in one place for your convenience. If you don’t want to read all of them now, bookmark this page so you can come back to it.

What is watercress? It depends on who you ask.

Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C. Many health benefits are attributed to eating watercress , such as that it acts as a mild stimulant, a source of phytochemicals and antioxidants, a diuretic, an expectorant, and a digestive aid. It may also have cancer-suppressing properties,…

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How Native Americans use watercress

Knowing that indigenous Americans understood and used plants in a variety of ways , I wondered if and how they might have used watercress. Watercress came to this continent from Europe and is now well established.

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exploring the HEART of watercress

And I always appreciate your sharing this and all my posts on social media and linking to it on your blog and newsletters. Just please don’t use it as medical advice or recommendation, it’s for information and inspiration as we explore the HEART of health.

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Dr Aletha

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