Healing drops from Indian cress, make them at home yourself

Indian cress

Garden nasturtium or Indian cress is a well-known plant with medicinal effects. This plant grows easily and it is used in many cuisines, but it is also used to decorate dishes. Today, we will tell you how to prepare a medicinal tincture out of Indian cress quickly and in the comfort of your home. Yes, you can buy drops or tinctures in stores, but homemade is always better because you know what you put in, and you also save money by doing so.

Medicinal effects

All parts are edible, so you can eat the entire plant, or you can make an herbal tincture out of it. Indian cress is known to have anti-inflammatory effects and to strengthen immune system . Our grandmothers used this plant to treat urinary tract problems and even today Indian crest is still used to treat this type of problem.

Indian cress

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Recipe for medicinal drops

Making medicine from Indian crest is simple. The only thing you need is time because it takes about 3 to 4 weeks to get the right extract . So, you need the following ingredients:

  • One part of Indian cress (any part – stems, leaves and flowers).
  • Four parts of quality alcohol (preferably vodka).

Put parts of the cress in a glass container and pour vodka over it. Place it in a dark place and let it sit there for about three to four weeks. You can shake the mixture once a day. When done, strain the mixture through a fine cloth and store it in a glass equipped with a dropper.

Using Indian cress drops

Use if you feel that “you may be getting the cold” or at times when the risk of catching a cold or flu is elevated. You need to use the drops three times a day to feel the effect and you should use twenty drops each time for at least one month. Keep the bottle in a cool and dark place.

Cherry juice

If you want to strengthen your immune system and you don’t have time to wait for 3 to 4 weeks, you can make Indian cress juice. You do that by mixing any part of the plant with water (one part of cress and four parts of water).Blend all together and take one tablespoon daily. Just keep in mind that the juice does not have a long shelf life, it lasts barely two days, so prepare only what you can use comfortably.

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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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