However, watercress’ incredible benefits have been forgotten over the last few decades. The plant originates from Eurasia, but can now be found all over the world. According to a recent study, watercress can stop and reduce oxidative stress while purifying your blood and stimulating your appetite. Many people around the world use it as a juice, and experts are suggesting that you should dilute it with water in a 1:5 ratio (1 part watercress juice and 5 parts of water), due to the fact that it can cause inflammation in the stomach and throat. This is why it’s recommended to drink watercress juice every other day.
The juice of the plant is very beneficial against skin diseases, hair loss and other conditions. Just rub some of it on the affected area or use a watercress compress to relieve any skin problems. A watercress compress with crushed leaves can reduce the appearance of sun spots on your skin.
According to several studies, watercress can stop tumor growth and metastasis when injected into the body. Some experts claim that the plant can treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases and breast cancer. Smokers should eat a watercress salad due to its incredible properties in prevention of the harmful smoking effects.
How to make a watercress compress?
Chop some watercress leaves and mix them with alcohol before applying them on the affected (previously cleaned) area. Keep the compress on for 2-4 hours, then remove it and rinse with cold water. This compress can help you relieve different skin problems.
Wash a handful of watercress leaves, then put them in salt water and vinegar and leave them to soak for an hour. Afterwards, mix the leaves with olive oil, chopped garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper and eat the salad after about 3 hours. The salad works great against numerous health problems.