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Charming Memoir of an Herbalist

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

The autobiography of world renowned French herbalist Maurice Mességué was a delightful read. An herbal apprentice myself, I was already signed on to the healing power of plants and holistic medicine, hence falling in love with his narrative was fairly seamless. But I doubt anyone with a soft spot for the underdog could resist the charm of Mr. Mességué's story.

Constantly the misunderstood outsider, from his schoolboy days stashing wild plants under his desk to facing legal hurdles amidst the mainstream medical industry, our protagonist continued to withstand disparagement. With doses of humor and heartwarming stories along the way, you'll understand the trials and wonders of being an herbalist that ring true to this day.


Laughter aids the digestion. You can eat a huge stew with your schoolmates and digest it with no bother at all, whereas you can get indigestion eating a leaf of lettuce in boring company.
-Maurice Mességué