- Watercress is an aquatic herb used in many Asian and European cusine with peppery flavored greens.
Non-GMO, Heirloom Watercress Herb Garden Seed from True Leaf Market. Nasturtium officinale. Watercress, also known as "Yellowcress" is a hardy perennial native to regions in Asia and Europe. This trailing cress variety produces round medium-green leaves that can be sauteed similar to kale. As an aquatic, fast-growing herb, Watercress has been used in ancient civilizations such as Greece, Egypt and Rome"where historical figures like Hippocrates grew Watercress as a medicine for his patients to help regulate the bloodstream.