July 28, 2016

Garden Cress

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What other names is Garden Cress known by?

Berro Hortelano, Cresson Alénois, Cresson de Jardin, Lepidio, Lepidium sativum, Mastuerzo.

What is Garden Cress?

Garden cress is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take garden cress for coughs, vitamin C deficiency, constipation, tendency toward infection (poor immune system), and fluid retention.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Coughs.
  • Vitamin C deficiency.
  • Constipation.
  • Water retention.
  • Strengthening the immune system.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of garden cress for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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