Can I eat wild water crest?



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    You sure can. There are some warnings involved though. Beware of streams with sheep or cattle nearby; both sheep and cattle carry liver flukes that can be transmited to you via water plants like watercress. It’s also a good idea to avoid streams with housing developments and farms nearby because you can get liver flukes from ingesting water plants (or just the water for that matter) from streams. If you haven’t found any signs that the creek, stream, or river is polluted, go ahead and munch away at that wild watercress. Be mindful though, it’s always wise to rinse off or boil it before eating it, just in case.

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