Maria Noel Groves


Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG) is a clinical herbalist based in Allenstown, NH. She achieved certification through study with Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. She also completed Rosemary Gladstar’s Science and Art of Herbology home study course, as well as Rosemary’s advanced herbal program on-site at Sage Mountain. Maria began her herbal studies with Nancy Phillips’ Foundations Course at Heartsong Farm. Maria has nearly two decades of experience in herbs and is a registered professional member of the American Herbalists Guild.

Herbal Practice: Wintergreen Botanicals

Maria’s clinic and education center, Wintergreen Botanicals, is located in the woods at Bear Brook State Park of New Hampshire. There, she sees clients, teaches, writes, and grows an amazing herbal garden.

“I see myself first and foremost as an educator. I believe that good health comes with understanding, empowerment, and the grace of our natural world. Nothing compares with the healing we experience when we connect with nature’s bounty, whether it be food, medicinal herbs, or simply time spent outdoors.” Maria Noel Groves

Publications, Schools, and Journalism

Maria specializes in holistic health writing and editing. She is a former editor for Natural Health and a regular contributor for publications including Herb Quarterly, Remedies Magazine, and the Associated Press. Locally, she is worked as editor the NOFA-NH and the Concord Co-op newsletters.

She’s also an author for The Herbal Academy.


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As I move through my home, I sway to make my way around the hanging tendrils of the gotu kola plants taking refuge from the New Hampshire winter. Gotu kola would much prefer its native lands in India where it grows as a creeping vine in dappled sun. Here in the northeast, it’s a more persnickety plant than I would normally fuss with as an indoor plant, but gotu kola is worth it.

In spite of its lack of hardiness and need for intense soil nutrition and moisture, gotu kola is among the easier adaptogens to grow and harvest. Adaptogens are a broad class of herbs that…

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Maria’s book, Body into Balance, is one of our favorites, making it into our top picks for Best Books for 2016 and holding strong among our most beloved references! We love her science-based approach to understanding the systems of the human body and practical application of herbal principles to treating imbalance. Check out our Book Review here, or Hop on Over to Amazon to get your copy today!If you want a signed copy, Click Here to buy directly from Maria.


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