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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Northeast Herb Association
"From simple peasant to highly respected healer, Messegue walks us through his world with grace, honesty, and humility."
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"From simple peasant to highly respected healer, Messegue walks us through his world with grace, honesty, and humility."
From the Publisher

"From simple peasant to highly respected healer, Messegue walks us through his world with grace, honesty, and humility."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892814374
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Edition description: First Healing Arts Press Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Of People and Plants
The Autobiography of Europe's Most Celebrated Healer
1 The Plant Expert
2 Animals Know
3 The Death of a Happy Man
4 "Grey Smock's" Revenge
5 A Poultice for the Admiral
6 A Healer in Spite of Myself
7 Making a Start
8 I Pay My First Patient
9 A Lucky Encounter
10 My Lucky Star: Mistinguett
11 My First "Miracles"
12 "My" President
13 My First Court Case
14 Doctor's Pupil
15 Lord and Lady X
16 Winston Churchill
17 Robert Schuman and Konrad Adenauer
18 Impotence and Frigidity
19 A Fascinating Monster: Farouk
20 Utrillo's Hands and Cocteau's Heart
21 My Great Success: Cellulitis
22 How I Won the Tour de France
23 Cancer
24 My Battle Against the Charlatans
25 Dura Lex Sed Lex
Epilogue
Appendixes

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