Garden Cress used in treatment of arthritis as it contains essential nutrients like vitamins A, C and K, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, antioxidant, iron and fibers.
Allowed Quantity = 5-15 g of seeds (2-3 times a week).
Excessive consumption of garden cress leads to:
1- Intestinal irritation.
2- Problems with thyroid function.
3- Low blood pressure in people prone to persistently low blood pressure.
1- It interferes with the drug interactions of some medications such as diabetes and kidney medications.
2- It is forbidden to take it for diabetics because it significantly lowers blood sugar levels.
3- It is highly diuretic, so it is prevented for patients with kidney failure.
4- It is contraindicated for patients with low blood pressure because it reduces blood pressure, which may lead to a sudden and severe drop that may lead to death.
5- It is not recommended for those who are going to undergo surgery because it causes disturbances in sugar and blood pressure, which may harm the patient during the operation.
6- Pregnant women.