Watercress (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:agriao, berro, more...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
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Suggested Dosing

Dried Watercress: 4-6 g/d

Fresh Watercress: 20-30 g/d

Watercress Juice: 60-150 g/d

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Suggested Uses

Bronchitis, cough, appetite stimulant, arthritis

Efficacy

Only proven for bronchitis & cough

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            Adverse Effects

            None at routine doses

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            GI ulcer

            Kidney inflammation

            <4 yo

            Cautions

            Large quantities may irritate stomach/intestines

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: no adverse effects known

            Lactation: no adverse effects known

            Pregnancy Categories

            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.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

            Excretion: N/A

            Mechanism of Action

            May be due to mustard oil content

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