Classical Greek Origins of the Art of Herbal Medicine
Western herbal medicine as it comes down to us today has its main point of origin in the golden age of classical Greece. Philosophers and physicians such as Pythagoras and Hippocrates, among others, constructed a system of understanding healing plants which forms a living undercurrent to European and American folk medicine down to the present time. Growing or wildcrafting any medicinal plant presents an opportunity to experience this tradition.
Mary holds a cum laude B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Medieval Studies, with a specialization in medieval literature, and an M.A. from University College Dublin in Old and Middle English literature.