Watercress is a plant very rich in natural fibers, in addition to being an alternative natural treatment to relieve symptoms such as dry cough and bronchitis, due to its expectorant qualities.
Watercress is an aquatic plant of European origin that has been cultivated for hundreds of years for its enormous health benefits, due to its high concentrations of essential vitamins and minerals.
Among other nutrients, watercress is rich in Vitamins A, C, B2 (riboflavin), B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), and E, mineral salts, especially potassium, sodium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, iodine, and zinc, in addition to essential amino acids for the body.
These active ingredients, watercress are recommended to complement treatments for anemia and other nutritional deficiencies.
Watercress is super effective and almost miraculous to help fight the flu, dry cough, and lung diseases such as bronchitis, chronic cold, and other conditions, thanks to its expectorant action, which helps to expel mucus from the lungs.
Tip: Its leaves and stems can also be eaten in salads, it will give it a bitter touch that will contrast with the other ingredients in your preparation.
How to Make Watercress Tea or Juice
1. Watercress juice for the lungs: To prepare this watercress juice that helps your lungs to expel phlegm, you only have to liquefy the following ingredients and take it 3 times a day.
- 2 bouquets of watercress
- 200 ml of natural orange juice
- 5 drops of propolis
2. Watercress tea: This tea should be consumed two or three times a day and warm, to help your lungs to expel all the accumulated mucus. To prepare it you must bring the water to a boil, then turn it off and add the watercress immediately. Cover and let sit for about 15 minutes. Then sweeten with the honey and drink warm.
- 1/2 cups of watercress leaves and stems
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 100 ml of water
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