Maurice Mességué was born on December 14, 1921, in Colayrac-Saint-Cirq and died on June 16, 2017.
He was a French herbalist and author of several best-selling books on herbal medicine and cooking with herbs.
During his autobiography he claims to have treated, among others, Winston Churchill, Chancellor Adenauer of Germany, and the future Pope John XXIII.
During 1971, Mességué was elected the Mayor of the town of Fleurance.
He practices a form of herbalism passed down through his family. Some of the practices involve, among other things, soaking the patient’s feet in a strong decoction of locally gathered herbs.
Maurice Mességué passed away at 95 years old.