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Watercress

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: agriao, berro, berro di agua, brunnenkresse, crescione di fonte, cresson au poulet, cresson de fontaine, cresson deau, Indian cress, mizu garashi, nasilord, Nasturtium officinale, oranda garashi, scurvy grass, selada air, tall nasturtium, wasserkresse, waterkres

Generic Name: Watercress

Drug Class: Pulmonary, Herbals

What Is Watercress and How Does It Work?

Watercress suggested uses include bronchitis, cough, appetite stimulant, and arthritis.

Watercress is only proven effective for bronchitis and cough.

Watercress is available under the following different brandand other names: agriao, berro, berro di agua, brunnenkresse, crescione di fonte, cresson au poulet, cresson de fontaine, cresson deau, Indian cress, mizu garashi, nas ilord, Nasturtium officinale, oranda garashi, scurvy grass, selada air, tall nasturtium, wasserkresse, and waterkres.

Dosages of Watercress:

Suggested Dosing

  • Dried Watercress: 4-6 g/day
  • Fresh Watercress: 20-30 g/day
  • Watercress Juice: 60-150 g/day

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

See “Suggested Dosing”

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Watercress?

There are no known side effects of watercress at routine doses.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Watercress?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Watercress has no known severe or serious interactions with other drugs.

Moderate interactions of watercress include:

Mild interactions of watercress include:

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Watercress?

Warnings

This medication contains watercress. Do not take agriao, berro, berro di agua, brunnenkresse, crescione di fonte, cresson au poulet, cresson de fontaine, cresson deau, Indian cress, mizu garashi, nasilord, Nasturtium officinale, oranda garashi, scurvy grass, selada air, tall nasturtium, wasserkresse, or waterkres if you are allergic to watercress or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Watercress?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Watercress?"

Cautions

  • Large quantities may irritate stomach/intestines.

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • There is no information about use of watercress during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
Reviewed on 8/22/2017

Medscape. Watercress.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/agriao-berro-watercress-344520

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