Maurice Mességué (14 December 1921 – 16 June 2017) was a French herbalist and author of several best-selling books on herbal medicine and cooking with herbs. In his autobiography he claims to have treated, among others, Winston Churchill, Chancellor Adenauer of Germany, and the future Pope John XXIII.
Mességué 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, le "Pape des plantes", est décédé". La Dépêche du Midi (in French). 2017-06-16.
- Of People and Plants: The Autobiography of Europe's Most Celebrated Healer by Maurice Mességué