Garden Cress

The amazing thing about reading and learning about health and wellness is that you discover new things everyday. Our world is abundant with foods that have astonishing benefits. These foods have been abundantly available before the advent of the multi-national that could package and deliver the super food to you at your doorstep. One such amazing discovery has been garden cress. Garden cress is a herb that can be grown without soil or hydroponically. This is an amazing trend nowadays to grow your own food close to your kitchen and eat it while it still retains its nutrients.

It grows quickly and has many medicinal and nutrient rich benefits on your health. It is rich in iron and therefore excellent for people who are anemic.  Due to the high iron and protein, it also helps people who are suffering from hair loss. It helps in both constipation and indigestion. It has anti-oxidants which help you reduce the risk of cancer. It acts as a wonderful expectorant for those suffering from asthma or bronchitis. It can lower your blood pressure and also regulate the amount of sugar in your body  which is wonderful for those with high sugar or pre-disposed to diabetes. It is a excellent source of Vitamin A and C. It is also associated with a positive impact on your dental health.

The herb has been associated with some risks and should be avoided if you are pregnant, especially in the early stages. It is also associated with a reduced capacity to absorb iodine and therefore should be avoided by people prone to thyroid related diseases.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.