Also known as
Nasturtium officinale, Rorippa naturtium-aquaticum, Brown Cress, Cress, Brooklime, Nasturtium and Berro.
Watercress is a hardy perennial plant of marshes and streams lying over limestone around the world. Used as both food and medicine, the botanical name for the plant comes from a Roman term meaning “twisted nose.”
Mustard oil glycosides, vitamins (A, B3, C, and E), and minerals (calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous).
Fresh or dried above ground parts of the plant.
Dried herb added to food (recommended), or infused as a tea. Very seldom found as an extract.
The safety of watercress during pregnancy and for children under 4 has not been established. Do not use watercress if you have peptic or duodenal ulcers or if you have nephritis. For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.