The SDF militia kidnaps 44 residents in Deir Ezzour countryside

The SDF militia kidnaps 44 residents in Deir Ezzour countryside

Deir Ezzour (ST): The US-backed SDF militia...

Syria wins six medals in the World Olympiad in Applied Physics competitions

Syria wins six medals in the World Olympiad in Applied Physics competitions

Syria won six medals in the 2021 First World...

Berdnikov : Washington’s policy of looting is a “colonial tradition

Berdnikov : Washington’s policy of looting is a “colonial tradition"

MOSCOW, (ST)_Chief of the Cultural Development...

Several SDF militiamen injured in explosion in Raqqa

Several SDF militiamen injured in explosion in Raqqa

RAQQA, (ST)_Several members of the US-backed “...

Grospic denounces Turkish regime’s criminal acts in Syria

Grospic denounces Turkish regime’s criminal acts in Syria

Head of the Czech Parliamentary Group for...

Tehran witnesses popular demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians

Tehran witnesses popular demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians

TEHRAN, (ST)_Iran's capital, Tehran, witnessed...

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    Friday, 14 May 2021 11:41
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  •  The Palestinian resistance bombards a chemical factory with a drone in an occupation settlement

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    Friday, 14 May 2021 11:31
  •  The Palestinian resistance responds to the Israeli aggression and bombards the occupation settlements with rockets

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    Friday, 14 May 2021 09:47
  • The SDF militia kidnaps 44 residents in Deir Ezzour countryside

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    Friday, 14 May 2021 09:43
  • Syria wins six medals in the World Olympiad in Applied Physics competitions

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    Friday, 14 May 2021 07:21
  • The UN Security Council holds a meeting on Sunday about the Israeli aggression on Gaza

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    Friday, 14 May 2021 07:16
  •  Israeli aggression continues on Gaza with the toll of victims rising to 113 Palestinian martyrs, including 28 children

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    Friday, 14 May 2021 07:06
  • Syrian students and community in Moscow: Participation in presidential elections is national duty

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 16:44
  • Berdnikov : Washington’s policy of looting is a “colonial tradition

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 15:27
  • Palestinian resistance launch rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and settlements in retaliation for Israel's attacks

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 15:23
  • Several SDF militiamen injured in explosion in Raqqa

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 15:17
  • 25 House Democrats call for stopping Israel's crimes against Palestinians

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 11:05
  • US occupation forces bring in 55 trucks loaded with logistics material to their illegal base in Rmilan area in Syria

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 10:25
  • Parliament condemns in the strongest terms Israel's barbaric acts against Palestinians

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 09:37
  • Grospic denounces Turkish regime’s criminal acts in Syria

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    Thursday, 13 May 2021 09:33
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Economy & Aftermath

Investigative Reporting

  1. Tourism
  2. Culture
  3. Society
  4. Golan
The Ministry of Tourism keen on reactivating tourism sector, facilitating investors' work

The Ministry of Tourism keen on reactiva…

The Ministry of Tourism is working during the coming period to eliminate obstacles hindering tourism development, provide facilitations, incentives and loans to investors and solve all legal and administrative problems with the aim of rehabilitating the tourism facilities that stopped because of the repercussions of the war on Syria. In a statement to SANA, Deputy Minister of Tourism for Projects, Planning and Touri...

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Symbolizing commerce, medicine and pharmacy ... Three sculptures decorate the National Museum in Damascus

Symbolizing commerce, medicine and pharm…

Al Sweida, (ST) - The basalt carvings decorating the garden of the National Museum of Damascus is one of the ancient Syrian civilization's components  that represent living evidence that our country is the cradle of civilization. Each of these sculptures symbolize a profession of trade, medicine, and pharmacy, and each has its own interpretation and myth. In a statement to SANA, head of the Damascus University branch in Sweida, researcher Dr. Kh...

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Pruning Trees and Removing Weeds on Road Sides in Lattakia

Pruning Trees and Removing Weeds on Road…

The breeding and development teams in the Lattakia Agriculture Directorate (Forest Department) have finished removing weeds growing on the roadsides and pruning trees. Work began during the holiday week, and was carried out according to three axes:    The first axis:  Qardaha highway .. Work on removing weeds growing on the sides of the roads, moving the accumulated remains, as well as pruning the extended branches, where more than half of the ...

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On Evacuation Day: People in Occupied Syrian Golan stress their continuous struggle against the Israeli occupation until libration

On Evacuation Day: People in Occupied Sy…

 The people in the occupied Syrian Golan reiterated their adherence to their Syrian Arab identity and stressed that they will continue the struggle against the Israeli schemes that aim at falsifying the Syrian history, geography, identity and belonging. In a statement issued on Friday marking Syria's Evacuation Day (Independence Day), the people of Golan said that "Golan will continue forever to be a Syrian land wit...

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Watercress has plenty of health and therapeutic properties. However, due to its strong, pungent and bitter taste, it is never used alone, but is always added to juices, salads or other dishes as an ingredient, flavor or garnish.

Watercress has the following benefits:

Anti-anemic effect:  Watercress is particularly helpful in treating different types of anemia due to its high content in iron.  Iron is essential for the synthesis of hemoglobin, and folic acid, which plays a key role in the maturation of red cells in the bone marrow.  The right amount of vitamin C in watercress also makes better absorption of iron.

Anti-inflammatory properties:  Watercress is rich in vitamin C, which has an anti-inflammatory action and can help prevent or relieve the symptoms of cold, flu and other types of inflammation.

Anti-oxidant and anti-cancer effects:  Just as many other herbs, watercress is rich in anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidant substances help prevent or fight the damage caused by free radicals to body tissues, thereby contributing to prevent premature aging, as well as lower the risk of developing cancer and many other chronic or degenerative diseases.

Aphrodisiac effect:  Several historical sources show that watercress has been used for its aphrodisiac effect since the age of the ancient Romans and Persians.  This could be due to its high zinc and iron content.

Blood glucose:  Although not definitely proven, it seems that watercress can help control blood sugar levels and prevent or treat high blood glucose. It is probable that the hypoglycemic effect of watercress is in part due to its high content in soluble fiber, that helps reduce the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestine. This effect is particularly helpful for individuals with diabetes.

 Bone health:  The right proportion of calcium, magnesium, manganese, vitamins A, C and K in watercress helps promote and maintain healthy and strong bones.

Cough:  The sulphur glycosides found in watercress have been shown to modify bronchial secretions and exert an expectorant effect, which can be used to treat many forms of chronic bronchitis.

Digestive function:  Watercress does improve digestive function, due to its high content in vitamin C and fiber, which stimulate salivary and gastric secretions and the motility of the intestinal tract respectively.

DNA, preserve:  In a laboratory test, it was found that daily consumption of watercress increase the ability of cells to resist DNA damages to lymphocytes (white blood cells).

Eye health:  The high content in phytonutrients lutein and zeaxanthin are potent anti-oxidants;  together with vitamin A and zinc all in this herb help greatly improve eye health.

Hair health:  Watercress can be used topically to treat dandruff and prevent hair loss, due to its sulfur, iron, zinc and vitamin A content. The best results are obtained by rubbing the scalp and the hair with a watercress tincture.

Hangover:  A hangover happens when the liver gets overloaded with toxic alcohol.  Watercress juice is so concentrated with so much cleansing goodness that it activates the detoxifying enzymes in the liver for detoxifying a hangover.

Purifying effect:  Watercress has been used for centuries for its purifying effects. It enhances the diuresis and helps give the colon a good "spring-cleaning", thereby effectively removing toxins from the body.

Skin health:  When used topically, watercress juice can be helpful in relieving skin eczema, as well as other skin conditions.  Its high content of vitamin A and C best obtained by juicing are also beneficial for healthy skin.

 Thyroid gland:  The high iodine content in watercress can help prevent goitre, improve the function of the thyroid gland and relieve the symptoms of many forms of hypothyroidism.

Raghda Sawas

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