Maria Christodoulou | The Greek Herbalist


  • Title: Maria Christodoulou | The Greek Herbalist
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Maria Christodoulou is a clinical herbalist exploring the wisdom and whimsy of ancient Greek herbal medicine. Based in Athens, she offers the Myths & Medicine Plant Walk in the National Garden and educational herbal tours throughout Greece. She also provides herbal consultations and teaches virtual courses based on the bounty of medicine and folklore of her ancestors. As a volunteer, Maria leads the Herbalists Without Borders, Athens, Greece Chapter.

Maria is the author of “The Greek Herbalist's Guide to the Mountains” (2023) and "The Greek Herbalist's Guide to the National Garden, Athens" (2022). She has been published on numerous herbal platforms and has presented at various conferences, including the International Herb Symposium, Panhellenic Conference on Traditional Folk Medicine, and Archaeological Institute of America | Society for Classical Studies Conference. In 2022, Maria was the recipient of the Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities Award from the Society of Classical Studies at New York University. 

Maria earned a Bachelor's degree in Classics from Bucknell University, a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, and a clinical herbalist certificate from ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York, where she is from. 

For more adventures through antiquity, visit her website at