Juliette de Baïracli Levy

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Juliette de Bairacli Levy
Born (1912-11-11)11 November 1912
Manchester, England
Died 28 May 2009(2009-05-28) (aged 96)
Education University of Manchester, University of Liverpool, England
Medical career
Profession Herbalist

Juliette de Baïracli Levy (11 November 1912 – 28 May 2009) was an English herbalist and author noted for her pioneering work in holistic veterinary medicine.[1][2][3] After studying veterinary medicine at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool for two years, Bairacli Levy left England to study herbal medicine in Europe, Turkey, North Africa, Israel and Greece, living with gypsies, farmers and livestock breeders,[4][5][6][7] acquiring a fund of herbal lore from them in the process, most notably from the Gypsies. She has written several well-known books on herbalism[8] and nomadic living in harmony with nature,[9] in addition to fiction and poetry illustrated by Olga Lehmann.[10] After living for some time on the Greek island Kythira,[11] de Bairacli Levy resided in an old age home in Burgdorf, Switzerland .[12]

Partial bibliography of works by Juliette de Bairacli Levy[edit]

  • Medicinal Herbs: their use in Canine Ailments, London: A.P.Tayler & Co, 1943.
  • Look! The Wild Swans (novel), illustrated by Olga Lehmann, London: C.W. Daniel Co.; Manchester: Rochford, Bairacli Books, 1947.
  • Puppy Rearing by Natural Methods, New York: Sirius House, 1948.
  • The Cure for Canine Distemper, London: Fowler & Co., 1930, (revised and enlarged) 1950.
  • Herbal Handbook For Farm and Stable, London: Faber & Faber, 1952, 1963.
  • As Gypsies Wander: Being an account of life with gypsies in England, Provence, Spain, Turkey, London: Faber & Faber, 1962.
  • The Bride of Llew (novel), illustrated by Olga Lehmann, London: Faber & Faber, 1953.
  • Spanish Mountain Life: the Sierra Nevada, London: Faber & Faber, 1955.
  • The Complete Herbal Book for the Dog, London: Faber & Faber, 1955, 1975.
  • Wanderers in the New Forest, London: Faber & Faber, 1958, ISBN 0-571-77087-8.
  • Summer in Galilee, London: Faber & Faber, 1959.
  • A Gypsy in New York, London: Faber & Faber, 1962.
  • A Herbal Handbook for Everyone, London: Faber & Faber, 1966.
  • The Natural Rearing of Children, London: Faber & Faber, 1970.
  • The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat, London: Faber & Faber, 1971.

References and description of Bairacli Levy's work[edit]

  1. ^ Medicinal Herbs: Their Use in Canine Ailments, London: Tayler, 1943
  2. ^ The Cure for Canine Distemper, London: Fowler, 1930, 1950
  3. ^ Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable, London: Faber, 1952, 1963
  4. ^ As Gypsies Wander: Being an account of life with gypsies in England, Provence, Spain, Turkey, London: Faber, 1952
  5. ^ Wanderers in the New Forest, London: Faber, 1958
  6. ^ Summer in Galilee, London: Faber, 1959
  7. ^ Juliette de Bairacli Levy - Grandmother of herbal medicine
  8. ^ Juliette of the Herbs
  9. ^ Traveler's Joy
  10. ^ The Yew Wreath; Look! The Wild Swans; The Bride of Llew
  11. ^ DVD, Movie, Video: Juliette Of The Herbs, directed by Tish Streeten
  12. ^ Short biography and published work of Luz Lancha, 2006

External links[edit]

  • Juliette of the Herbs - documentary that encapsulates Bairacli-Levy's life and teachings, her various herbal medicine methodologies along with the importance of Romani (Gypsy) culture in forming and shaping her knowledge and worldview, highlighting her intense love for animals, particularly cows and the Afghan Hound