Maurice Messegue's Way to Natural Health and Beauty

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9780025843707: Maurice Messegue's Way to Natural Health and Beauty

Maurice Messegue is the world's most famous natural healer. His inspired use of ordinary plants and herbs has helped thousands of men and women, among them Ali Khan, King Farouk, Pope John XXIII, Cocteau, and President Herriot of France.

Messeque describes how, using only vegetables, fruits, and herbs, he cured the rheumatism in Mistinguett's million-dollar legs; made complexions smooth and fresh, eyes brilliant, smiles radiant, and hair clean, silky and healthy. Here he shares, one-by-one, what he believes to be the age-old secrets of nature.

Among Messeque's preparations are fresh cabbage leaves for bandaging wounds, lettuce for calming restlessness, watercress for clearing lungs, and fennel for normalizing an insufficient menstrual flow. He includes preparations he recommends for rheumatism, allergies, nervous complaints, sexual problems , bad circulation, and problems with the heart, kidney, bladder, liver, stomach, and intestines.

In the beauty section, the plant master recommends treatments for eczema, sunburn, bites, wrinkles, balding, oily or dry hair and skin. There are Messegue's formulas for face masks, perfumes, body lotions, eye compresses, beauty baths, mild douching mixtures, and external treatments which help reduce fat. Among Messegue's beauty recommendations are nasturtium for preventing baldness, blueberries for improving eyesight, the white sap of dandelions for making warts disappear, and garlic and apricot for restoring color to the cheeks. The natural beauty products which are sweeping the country, Messegue emphasizes, lack the most important quality in beauty treatment: Freshness. He applies the same principles to the food we eat. It is in quest of savor and soundness that we find health and beauty.

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