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Author bio:   Susun S. Weed is recognized as the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition, a founding grandmother of the herbal renaissance, and the originator of the concept “complementary medicine.” Ms. Weed maintains an active, worldwide teaching schedule including teaching at venues such as Yale Nurse Midwifery School, American College of Nurse Midwives, Bastyr Naturopathic College, Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, American Botanical Council, Weg der Mitte (Berlin), and Waikato College of Herbal Studies in New Zealand. Susun has taught at every women’s herbal conference offered, many created by her past apprentices, including Green Nations, Northeast Women’s Herbal Conference, Southeast  Women’s Herbal Conference, Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, Red Earth, Pacific Northwest Women’s Herbal Conference, and California Women’s Herbal Conference. She has been featured at Goddesses in the Redwoods, Goddess Spirit Rising, Australian Goddess Conference, and the Alaska Goddess Conference. Susun Weed is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, peer-reviewed journals, and popular magazines. Her six books are all still in print —in multiple languages — and are considered health-care “bibles.”

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Titles by author:  

Abundantly Well - Seven Medicines

Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way​
New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way  
Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way 
Healing Wise, the Second Wise Woman Herbal 
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year 

And, Ms Weed also has/does:  

1) A weekly hot line for herbal questions at  

2) A monthly herb program at 

3) Online courses   

4) A regular herbal column in Sage Woman magazine.   

5) An Active in all social media.   

6) Books translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese.  

7) Five professional DVDs (Chronic Problems the Wise Woman Way; Weeds for the Wise; Menopause Metamorphosis; Botany for Herbalists; Hands-on Herbal Medicine).   

8) Hundreds of audio recordings of her talks on CD and in MP3 format 

9) Hundreds of educational herbal videos at her YouTube channel

10) A free weekly ezine (with 70,000+ readers).  

11) An award-winning website

12) Produced two virtual conferences: The Comfrey Conference, Time to End the Fear in 2022 and Hypericum (St. John’s/Joan’s wort) Conference in 2023
13) Five correspondence courses (ABC of Herbs, Green Ally, Green Witch, Sharing People’s Medicine, Spirit and Practice of the Wise Woman Tradition)

Susun S. Weed has no official diplomas of any kind; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and she left college in her junior year to pursue life.
Ms. Weed began studying herbal medicine in 1965 when she was living in Manhattan while pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede.

She wrote her first book –  Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year –  in 1985; it was published by Ash Tree Publishing in 1986. It was followed by Healing Wise (1989), New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (1992 and revised in 2002), Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (1996), and Down There, Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way (2011), Abundantly Well - Seven Medicines (2019)

In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 1300 correspondence course students, coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, and is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

Susun Weed is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, peer- reviewed journals, and popular magazines, including a regular column in Sagewoman.

Her worldwide teaching schedule encompasses herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues and her venues include medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers, as well as many conferences.
Susun appears on many television and radio shows, including National Public Radio and NBC News.


Down There, Sexual and Reproductive Health
What’s between our legs can bring us pleasure, but it can be a pain, too. Susun Weed has spent the last three years listening to those down there parts that please and pester us; she shares the fruits of her research in simple, accessible ways. If you want to know more about orgasms or how to revive a flagging libido, if you have PCOS, HPV, PID, BPH, or an STD, if you need ways to foster fertility or hints for relieving period pain, if you or your mate has urinary problems, fibroids, or any other disturbance to down there, Susun has safe, successful remedies for you that are easy to make or buy and generally taste good, too.

NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way
Completely revised, 50 percent longer. All the remedies women know and trust plus hundreds of new ones: thyroid health, fibromyalgia, hairy problems, male menopause, fertility after forty, herbs for women taking HRT, and more. The caring voice of Grandmother Growth guides each woman through the book and her own menopause. Ritual interludes interweave a spiritual dimension often lacking in other works. Includes superb resource lists for menopause information, index, glossary, directions for using and preparing herbal medicines, complete descriptions of the most-used menopausal herbs, recipes for heart- and bone-healthy dishes, and beautiful illustrations. Recommended by Susan Love MD and Christiane Northrup MD.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information. Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns. Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Tasty recipes and clear directions make use easy and fun. Humorous, tender, and detailed, this classic 192 page text is supported by illustrations, references, resource lists, glossary, and index. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker.

Healing Wise
Healing Wise sets forth the foundations of the Wise Woman Tradition, contrasting them with Heroic and Scientific views of healing. Superb 312 page herbal in the feminine-intuitive mode. Seven herbs -- burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, oatstraw, seaweed, and violet -- are explored in depth. Each monograph includes the "voice" of the herb, a weed walk to encounter the herb in its environment, detailed instructions for harvesting and preparation, properties and uses for every part of the herb, pertinent facts, fun folklore, and recipes for gourmet foodstuffs, wines, beers, cosmetics, and more. Includes index, resources listings, bibliography and references. Introduction by Jean Houston.

Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
More than 100,000 copies of this ground-breaking 380 page book are currently in print. It is used by breast cancer support groups and hospital-based oncologists in USA, Germany, New Zealand, and Canada. Why? because it offers the best of modern medicine plus level-headed information on the most effective alternative and complementary treatments for breast (and prostate) cancers. Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or tamoxifen. Down-to-earth, compassionate, and lyrical, this information-rich book includes a risk assessment survey; directory of helpful organizations; glossary; index; and many enchanting illustrations. Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

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