The product we drink today from Saint-Geron fell as rain far back in the Middle Ages, and was then naturally filtered over the last eleven hundred years, cleansing the water of all bacteria and Nitrates, which show up at less than .1 milligrams per liter. As with many of the great natural waters, the Saint Geron source was enjoyed by the Romans; in the 19th Century coins from the reign of Faustina Augustus were found in the source. From its early history, Saint-Geron has been showered with awards. Dubbed "The Queen of Mineral Waters," it has long been recommended as an aid in the treatment of anemia, digestive problems, diabetes and even gout. Its elegant glass bottle was created by painter and designer Alberto Bali.