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In addition to being consumed in salads and soups, watercress can also be used to fight coughs, flu and colds as it is rich in vitamins C, A, iron and potassium, which are important to strengthen the immune system.
In addition, it has a substance called gluconasturcoside, which works to fight bacteria that cause infections in the body, but does not affect the intestinal flora, keeping the digestive system he althy.
For this vegetable not to lose its properties, it must be used fresh, because the dehydrated form loses the healing powers of this plant.
This tea should be consumed 2 to 3 times a day, preferably warm, to also help eliminate secretions from the respiratory tract.
- ½ cup of watercress leaves and stalks tea
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- 100 ml of water
Put the water on to heat and when it boils, turn off the heat. Add the watercress and cover, letting the mixture rest for about 15 minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey and drink warm. Also see how to use thyme to fight cough and bronchitis.
You should take 1 tablespoon of this syrup 3 times a day, remembering that children and pregnant women should first talk to their doctor before using this home remedy.
- A handful of washed watercress leaves and stems
- 1 cup of water tea
- 1 cup of sugar tea
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Put water on to boil, turn off the heat when it boils and add the watercress, letting the mixture rest for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture and add the sugar to the strained liquid, bringing to a boil over low heat until it forms a thick syrup. Turn off the heat and let it rest for 2 hours, then add honey and store the syrup in a clean and sanitized glass jar.
To properly sanitize the glass bottle and avoid contamination of the syrup by microorganisms that cause it to spoil quickly, the bottle must be left in boiling water for 5 minutes, letting it dry naturally with the mouth facing away down onto a clean cloth.