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John Gerard, The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by Iohn Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Iohnson Citizen and Apothecarye of London, ed. John Payne, (London : Printed by Adam Islip Ioice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1633), 258, sig. Y1v. Watercress is still considered a kind of purgative or blood cleanser, see James Smith, “Watercress: Anti-Cancer Superfood,” Medical News, Medical News Today, (February 18, 2007).

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