Juliette of the Herbs

“One of the main purposes of having gardens is that this garden is your teacher and your friend.” — Juliette de Baïracli Levy, “Juliette of the Herbs”

We’ve long been enamored of the culinary uses of herbs, and a recent illness has us more closely considering their healing powers as well. A little research led us to this film on Juliette de Baïracli Levy, an English herbalist who gathered her vast knowledge of the subject from peasant cultures around the world, with a special interest in Gypsy lore. Here in Maine, we’ve a direct link to this remarkable woman and her teachings through the equally inspiring Deb Soule of Avena Botanicals, who learned from Juliette firsthand.

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2 Responses to Juliette of the Herbs

  1. maesprose says:

    Loved this and am very interested in what you have learned. Do you have any books in particular you can recommend?

  2. Hi there! Glad you liked it, I find her relationship to her garden very alluring. Am just beginning to explore this realm, and will let you know if I come across anything good!

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