Julia Graves is a flower essence practitioner, creator, master herbalist, psychotherapist and homeopath. She was raised in Germany by an herbalist mother and orthopedic surgeon father. Julia studied herbalism, traditional European medicine, anthroposophic massage as well as cupping as a teenager. She then studied medicine at Kiel University for four years. She wrote her doctoral thesis on her ethno-medical field research on traditional midwives and healers in a remote area of Zimbabwe. Thereafter, Julia trained as a Gestalt psychotherapist. While working as a flower essence counselor for the past 25 years, she focused on working with children, women, and families, as well as using flower essences in energy body work.
Her international teaching activities include flower essence and herbal summer courses at her farm in France, speaking the International Herbal Symposium and Women’s Herbal Conference, lecturing at Herbfest in Britain, at several international aromatherapy conferences, at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, as well as teaching cupping. Julia has appeared in various radio shows. In 2010, she founded the Naturopathic Earth Quake Survivor Relief Clinic in response to the devastating earthquake to Haiti, and has headed the clinic in its missions that has since offered free treatment to over 70 000 people.
Julia is the author of The Language of Plants, a detailed guide to the doctrine of signatures, which became an instant classic since its publication in 2012, as well as of The Lily Circle - Practical Guide and Repertory and Healing Animals. She brings over 30 years of clinical experience to her work.