Maria Noël Groves, R.H., A.H.G.
Associate Academy Educator
LocationNew Hampshire
Specialist InWestern Herbalism, Kitchen Herbalism, Evidence-Based Medicine, Folk Medicine, Food & Nutrition, Bioregional Herbalism, Flower Essences


Maria runs Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic & Education Center, nestled in the pine forests of Bear Brook State Park. She is a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, certified by the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, and has two decades of experience with herbs and natural health. She is the author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care (Storey Publishing, 2016), a comprehensive 300+ page, full-color herbal wellness guide organized by body system that covers holistic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology written for the layperson. It includes how to use herbs, diet, and lifestyle to manage common health concerns and is loaded with gorgeous plant photography, illustrations, charts, herbal action boxes, and recipes. Maria's practice focuses on education and empowerment through classes, health consultations, and writing. She is the founder and past president of the NH Herbal Network Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild. Her writing has appeared in national magazines and newspapers for many years. She is also a former editor for Natural Health magazine and a regular contributor to the Herbal Academy, Herb Quarterly, Remedies, Taste for Life, and others. For more information about Maria and herbal medicine in general, visit