The sulphur glycosides in watercress makes it an effective expectorant. Watercress has been found to be useful for loosening mucus caused by cold, and getting rid of phlegm that causes cough. Other related respiratory ailments that might benefit from watercress are asthma and emphysema.
When consumed by individuals already suffering from a cold or cough, watercress helps shorten the duration of the ailment and reduce its intensity. When consumed at the first symptom, it helps prevent it from becoming a full-blown infection.
- 2 carrots
- A handful of watercress
- ½-inch ginger
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