Maria Treben (1907-1991) is known as the pioneer in Austrian naturopathy. As a young girl, her mother introduced her to the world of plants. When she met biologist Richard Willfort, she developed an eye for healing herbs. In 1971 Maria Treben wanted to make her knowledge public. As her group of followers had grown enomously within a very short tiime, someone came up with the idea that she should gather together her advice and exprience in the book "Gesundheit aus der Apotheke Gottes."