watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

  • Hippocrates the father of medicine built his first hospital close to a stream to ensure a fresh supply of watercress was present for his patients.

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  • 10 miles west of Salisbury Broadchalke is one of several small villages that form the beautiful Chalke Valley. In 1880 my Great Great Grandfather chose this site because of the beautiful spring water resource that naturally rises there, the water is filtered by the Chalke hills that form this lovely valley and provide all the natural nutrients and minerals that our watercress requires to flourish to the quality it is nationally renowned for.
  • http://www.chalkevalleywatercress.co.u
  • BBC NEWS | Health | Watercress 'may cut cancer risk'
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk
  • It is a refreshing thought that the watercress we eat now is from a plant that has hardly changed since the days of the ancient Romans. It is grown in mineral rich spring water running over washed gravel beds, whose huge green carpets are home to Kingfishers, Meadow Pipits, Warblers and Snipes and many other rare birds - a veritable twitchers' paradise.
  • http://watercress.co.uk
  • We have a long and impressive heritage of production in both Hampshire and Dorset, with 4th generation farmers that date back to the 1850ís.
  • http://www.thewatercresscompany.co.uk
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2009 05 15 Chess valley walk 001

Chess valley

Chess valley

watercress

watercress