Watercress

How does Watercress work?

Watercress may be able to fight bacteria. It can also increase the amount of urine produced by the body (diuretic).

Are there safety concerns?

Watercress seems safe for most people in food amounts and in medicinal amounts when used short-term. When used in large amounts or long-term, it can cause stomach upset or kidney problems.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Children: Watercress is UNSAFE for use as a medicine in children, especially in those younger than four years old.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Watercress is UNSAFE in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. It might start menstruation and cause a miscarriage. Not enough is known about the use of watercress during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Stomach or intestinal ulcers: Don't use watercress if you have stomach or intestinal ulcers.

Kidney disease: Don't use watercress if you have kidney disease.


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