Cress sprouts are believed to clear the complexion

This follows from their attribute as a natural blood purifier.

They are an abundant source of vitamins and minerals and contain iodine,phosphorous,suphur and iron.Regular consumption of these sprouts has been attributed with brightening the eyes as well.

Cress has a peppery flavour which contributes to it being delicious in sandwiches and salads.Cress soup delivers the above health benefits as well as having an unusual flavour.

According to Dr Culpeper, cress soup or pottage was "A good remedy to cleanse the blood in the spring and helps head-aches".

Cress was one of the nine sacred herbs included in early Anglo Saxon chants and cress was known as "stime"

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