Jalakumbhi (Watercress) is a cruciferous vegetable and has several health benefits.  Here are some of the most significant benefits:

1.  It prevents goitre, gingivitis and improves digestion

2.  It is rich in vitamins A, C and K that enhances eye and bone health

3.  It regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics

4.  It relieves chronic bronchitis

5.  It is high in iron content and folic acid and helps increase the haemoglobin

6.  It decreases risk of heart disease

7.  It can prevent and treat cancer

8.  It lowers blood pressure

 

Additional Reading:

Health Benefits of Watercress – Medical News Today

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention