Cresson - Watercress
- Nasturtium officinale


CRESSON. Nous avons parlé ci-devant du cresson des jardins qu’on cultive. L’espéce don’t est ici question, ne se cultivie point, étant une plante aquatique que se trouve en abondance le long des ruisseaux d’eau vive. On le nomme cresson d’eau. Il se mange en salade, en soupe, & sous la volaille rôtie.

On emploie cette plante par poignée dans les bouillons apéritifs & propre à purifier le sang. On fait mâcher cette plante aux scorbutiques, pour leur nettoyer les gencives.


CRESS. We have spoken above of the garden watercress that we cultivate. The species is not here in question, it is not cultivated, being an aquatic plant that is found in abundance along streams of living water. It is called watercress. It is eaten in salads, soups, & under roasted poultry. This plant is used in handfuls in aperitif broths & suitable for purifying the blood. We make scurvy sufferers chew this plant, to clean their gums.

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