Juliette de Bairacli Levy

Juliette de Bairacli Levy was born in Manchester, England, in 1912.

After studying veterinary medicine at the University of Manchester, she decided to spend her life traveling the world, studying the herbal healing practices of people in Mexico, France, Spain, England, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Algeria, and French and Spanish Morocco.

Her research was particularly valuable because she gathered much of her knowledge in the era before the widespread use of antibiotics and other products of the pharmaceutical industry inundated and overwhelmed many traditions, causing effective time-proven natural practices to be abandoned and forgotten.

Thanks to the interest of the new generation of young herbalists of the 1960s and 1970s, Juliette found a new enthusiastic audience for her work that continues to grow to this day.

The clips on this page are from the documentary “Juliette of the Herbs.”

Fortunately, many of her books are back in print in new editions, some after being hard to find for decades.

– Ken McCarthy