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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2685-2691
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.325


Watercress (Nasturtium officinale): A Potential Source of Nutraceuticals
Yamuna Pandey1*, Siddharth S. Bhatt2 and Nadia Debbarma3
1College of Horticulture (Thenzawl), Mizoram, Central agricultural university, India
2Dev Bhoomi Groups of Institution, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3Department of Horticulture, Sikkim University 6th mile Samdur-737102, Sikkim, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Watercress (N. officinale) is quick growing perennial herb that is native to Egypt and West Asia, although it is now cultivated in the entire world. Its leaves and arial stem are rich source of proteins, dietary fibre, Vitamins and minerals, other essential nutrients and phytochemicals. Watercress is generally used as traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetic, bronchitis, abdominal pain, asthma, anti- inflammatory, to purify blood, chest pain, stop Haemorrhages, liver, eliminate of excess bile, gallbladder, stimulant, kidneys, lungs, throat expectorant, skin afflictions, facial scars, iron deficiency and digestion. The present review deals with traditional uses, nutritional, phytochemical, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and medicinal potential of watercress. It highlights anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective and anti-tuberculosis activities of watercress.


Keywords: Anti-cancer, Antidiabetic, Antimicrobial activities, Medicinal properties
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Yamuna Pandey, Siddharth S. Bhatt and Nadia Debbarma. 2018. Watercress (Nasturtium officinale): A Potential Source of Nutraceuticals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2685-2691. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.325