Of Men and Plants Author:Maurice Messegue I often think back over my life and try to fathom how I came to travel the road from my village to celebrity . . . I have been a pioneer of phytotherapy. I believe in the future of phytotherapy, and I am convinced that it will take its rightful place among the sciences . . . My patients came from all walks of life, although I saw comparatively l... more »ittle of the ordinary working classes, for I wasn't thought to have *the gift*, and mostly they believe either in what they can't explain at all or in science. On the other hand, I was often consulted by the professional classes. These are the intellectuals, the people who feel the need to get *back to nature*, who do not blindly admire progress for the sake of progress. They're afraid that science is overreaching itself and they often stop and wonder: Where is the world heading? What are we playing at? And then there were, of course, the country people, who came to see me because plants were something they understood and trusted as part of their daily lives.« less
A European healer who was taught by his father the wonders of plants for curing chronic disease. Interesting read, with some references to diets that help certain medical problems such as cellulitis and diabetes.