Dried Watercress: 4-6 g/d
Fresh Watercress: 20-30 g/d
Watercress Juice: 60-150 g/d
Bronchitis, cough, appetite stimulant, arthritis
Only proven for bronchitis & cough
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
None at routine doses
Large quantities may irritate stomach/intestines
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: no adverse effects known
Lactation: no adverse effects known
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
May be due to mustard oil content