- 1 Watercress
- 2 Benefits of oil Watercress
- 3 Benefits of Watercress
- 4 nutritional value of Arugula
- 5 Warning Watercress consumption
- 6 References
Is watercress (in English: Watercress), one of the oldest leafy vegetables in the world, where records indicate that the Greeks old, Phoenicians, Persians, Romans and Portuguese, have used wild watercress about 3,000 years ago, Europe and Asia and is the original citizen of the plant watercress, and although that watercress has grown in moist soil, but it is usually grown in the ongoing shallow water, which grows best in shaded areas, especially during the summer, and up to about half a meter, and sprout leaves of hollow legs that float on the water, and it becomes a plant ready to harvest after about three weeks of agriculture. 
It is recommended when you buy watercress choose packages with green leaves and stems fresh, and avoid Watercress containing the wilted leaves, or patches color TAKEAWAY structure and other damage, can also be Watercress stored in the refrigerator and used within a day or two from time Acharamn worth noting that low fresh watercress very calories, it also provides a high proportion of the body needs calcium, folic acid, as well as it has proven to have many health benefits including; Treatment of eczema, anemia, and other medical conditions.  
Benefits of watercress oil
Considered one of the studies benefit of using watercress oil in the treatment of burns due to chemicals and exposure to different temperatures in rabbits, have concluded that watercress oil helped prevent the growth of bacteria, reduce inflammation in the place of infection, addition, watercress oil showed a similar effect of antibiotics in contractility place wounds and time of seclusion, which confirms the possibility of using Jerjr oil in the treatment of burns. 
Benefits of Watercress
Make it clear with a range of benefits of watercress on the health of the body comes: 
- Contains a high proportion of antioxidants: that help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that cause oxidative stress, which is associated with many chronic diseases including; Diabetes, cancer, heart disease and blood vessels, and in one study outweigh Watercress on all other vegetables included in the study in terms of the amount of phenols (in English: Phenols); It is a type of plant chemicals, in addition to its ability to neutralize free radicals.
- It reduces the risk of developing certain types of cancer: where Watercress contains Algluckuseynolat (English: Glucosinolates); Active compounds called Alaazotheiossianat (in English: Isothiocyanate) when chewed or cut with a knife, has been found that these compounds contribute to reducing the risk of cancer by protecting healthy cells from damage, disable cancer-causing chemicals, and prevent tumors and spread of growth, it has been shown to Aloazotheiossianat in Watercress reduce the risk of cancers of the colon, lung, prostate, skin, and reduce the growth of breast cancer cells.
- Contributes to maintaining the health of the heart: where you play antioxidants Watercress role in maintaining a healthy heart, and enhance nitrates food (in English: Dietary Nitrates) in Watercress vascular health by reducing inflammation, and stiffness and thickness of the blood vessels, In addition it helps Watercress lower cholesterol levels which improves the health of the heart.
- Contributes to the promotion of physical immunity: as the containment of watercress on a high percentage of vitamin C boosts the immune system's health by increasing the production of white blood cells that fight infection, although the studies conducted on the general population did not conclusively prove that vitamin C reduces the risk incidence of colds, but it shows its effect in reducing the duration of symptoms by 8%.
- Contributes to maintaining bone health: where Watercress contains a high percentage of vitamin K, which is associated with reducing the risk of bone fractures, it helps to improve calcium absorption, reduce calcium excretion in the urine, and helps eat only one cup of watercress to meet the daily needs of Vitamin K. 
The nutritional value of Arugula
The following table shows the range of nutrients available in 100 grams of watercress leaves fresh: 
Warning Watercress consumption
Is Watercress safe when used in moderate amounts or even therapeutic quantities in the short term, but to use it in large quantities, or long-term, can cause some health problems, and recall with some caveats that need to be taken into account when Watercress consumption comes: 
- Children: It is Watercress is safe to use as a medicine for children, especially for those under the age of four years.
- Pregnancy natural: where is Watercress is unsafe if used therapeutic quantities during pregnancy, it may lead to the occurrence of the menstrual cycle, and causing abortion, but for the period of lactation and breastfeeding, there is no sufficient information about the safety of the use of watercress during breast-feeding, so it is best to avoid using it during That period.
- Stomach or intestine: where you should not use Watercress when ulcers in the stomach or intestinal ulcers.
- Kidney disease: It is recommended to avoid the use of watercress when there is kidney disease.
- Drug Interactions: As recommended people taking warfarin (in English: Warfarin) to consult a doctor before using watercress. 
- ^ أ ب "Watercress", www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au, Retrieved 6-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ "Watercress", www.health24.com,27-2-2013، Retrieved 6-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ Osama Abu-Zinadah (2008), "Effects of Watercress Oil on the Thermal and Chemical Burn Injuries in Rabbits ", Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, Issue 4, Folder 15, Page 3-17. Edited.
- ↑ Melissa Groves (6-8-2018), "10 Impressive Health Benefits of Watercress"، www.healthline.com, Retrieved 6-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ Megan Ware (19-1-2018), "All you need to know about watercress"، www.medicalnewstoday.com, Retrieved 6-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ "Basic Report: 11959, Arugula, raw", www.ndb.nal.usda.gov, Retrieved 6-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ "WATERCRESS", www.webmd.com, Retrieved 6-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ Malia Frey (10-3-2019), "Watercress Nutrition Facts"، www.verywellfit.com, Retrieved 6-4-2019. Edited.
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