Of People and Plants: The Autobiography of Europe's Most Celebrated Healer

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By Maurice Mességué

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Maurice Mességué

Maurice Mességué



Of People and Plants is a combination of colorful anecdotes from Messeque's life and detailed information about the use of specific plants in treating a wide variety of ailments. Its comprehensive appendices describe Messeque's preparations for the principal chronic diseases and provide recommendations for the seasonal and nutritional use of plants for optimal health. Instructions are also given for growing beneficial herbs and vegetables and for gathering wild medicinal plants. This autobiography, flavored both by Messeque's rich French heritage and by the depth of his knowledge of native plant medicine, will be a fascinating addition to any herbal library.
"From simple peasant to highly respected healer, Messegue walks us through his world with grace, honesty, and humility."
Northeast Herb Association