Whetting Your Appetite for Watercress

Watercress was enjoyed by the ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans. When Hippocrates founded the first hospital on the Island of Kos around 400 BC, he grew wild watercress in the natural springs and used it to treat blood disorders. Nicholas Messier first grew watercress in Erfurt, Germany, in the middle of the 16th century. The herbalist John Gerard […]