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Watercress*

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Watercress Herb (Cut & Sifted) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.

Description: Watercress is a semi-aquatic perennial herb, belonging to the Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) family. It ia a creeping plant that adapts to water or wet soils. It has smooth, shining brownish-green leaves, heart shaped leaflets, the terminal one being larger than the rest. Flowers are small and white, and are produced towards the extremity of the branches.

Origin: China

Other Names: Hedge Mustard, Scury Grass, Water Pepper, Water Radish, Water Rocket

Part Used: Herb

Culinary Uses: Watercress can be added to soups, dips, stir fries, and omelets.

Medicinal Uses: Watercress is used for headaches due to nerves and to break up mucus in the lungs. It's considered an excellent glandular tonic due to high mineral content.