Maurice Mességué

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Maurice Mességué (14 December 1921 – 16 June 2017) was a French herbalist and author of several books on herbal medicine and cooking with herbs.[1] In his autobiography, he claims to have treated Winston Churchill, Chancellor Adenauer of Germany, and the future Pope John XXIII.

He was born in Colayrac-Saint-Cirq (Lot-et-Garonne).

In 1971, he was elected the Mayor of the town of Fleurance.

Mességué practices a form of herbalism passed down through his family. Some of the practices involve, among other things, soaking the patient's feet and hands in a strong concoction of locally gathered herbs.


  1. ^ "Maurice Mességué, le "Pape des plantes", est décédé". La Dépêche du Midi (in French). 2017-06-16.
  • Of People and Plants: The Autobiography of Europe's Most Celebrated Healer by Maurice Mességué

External links[edit]

  • Rosalee de la Forêt's biography [1]