ents. 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.

Dr. Rehan’s Review

This is one of my all time favorite autobiographies of a healer. It is a fun and light read about a man and his love-story with plants. Anyone who reads it will realize how beautiful the world of plants is, and how intimately herbalists have to get to know their plants when they want to use them to treat people. His story is not only inspiring, but informative for those interested in knowing what using herbal medicine entails.