They regulate the menstrual cycle and are galactogogues that increase breast milk production making them great for the post natal period.
Due to their nutritious properties, these seeds can also be used when there is weakness, to tackle aches and pains, when one is recuperating or simply to add more energy to life. They are best had 2 to 3 times a week as more than that can increase the heat or pitta in the body. When the seeds are boiled in milk, the pitta properties are balanced.
It was so delicious and I felt amazing after relishing it.
Garden Cress Seed Kheer
2 tbsp jaggery
1 cardamom pod, seeds crushed
Wash and soak the water cress seeds in water for 2 hours or overnight.
Cook the seeds in the water on low heat or until they turn translucent adding a little more water if required.
Add the milk and cook until thick and the seeds acquire a gel like consistency. Just before turning off the heat, add the jaggery and cook until it melts. Season with cardamom powder. Allow to cool and enjoy at room temperature.