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Cress Herb Health Benefits

Garden cress is genetically related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavour and aroma. This herb is the best source of iron and is hence recommended in the treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.

 

It is also rich in folate, calcium, ascorbic acid, tocopherol, and beta-carotene.

 

Garden Cress seeds are loaded with not just protein, but also linoleic and arachidic fatty acids.

 

Since they contain phytochemicals that mimic oestrogen to some extent, intake of these seeds is known to regulate menstruation and stimulate milk production in lactating mothers.

 

The blood-purifying as well as antioxidant properties of this amazing plant are well documented. Hence, its regular consumption can greatly help to boost one’s immunity and prevent a host of diseases.

 

It acts as a general tonic and can also help to increase the libido naturally. Since the testae of these seeds contain mucilage, they are invaluable in the management of both dysentery and constipation.

 

The whole plant, along with its seeds, is said to be good for the eyes too.

 

Hence, it is advisable to add it raw to salads, sandwiches, and chutneys, or to simply use it as a garnish along with coriander leaves for any food item.

 

Pregnant women should avoid taking Garden Cress in any form because it has the ability to induce uterine contractions and thereby trigger a spontaneous abortion.

 

Cilantro is most often cited as being effective for toxic metal cleansing and rightfully so; this herb is a powerful, natural cleansing agent.

 

The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue.

 

Cilantro seed oil possess antioxidative properties, consumption may decrease oxidative stress.

 

Cilantro is an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

 

Omega 3 fatty acids is the building block for several of the body’s most widely used families of anti-inflammatory messaging molecules and many other uses.

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