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Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year  
Healing Wise
NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way
Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way
Abundantly Well: Seven Medicines

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Women's Health / Herbal Medicine Books by Susun Weed :

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
Author: Susun S. Weed

Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker.
192 pages, index, lovely illustrations.
Retails for $17.95
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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.

Beginning with the two months before pregnancy, herbs are enlisted to provide safe, effective birth control, or to help ensure pregnancy, even in the most difficult of situations. A special list of teratogens, including herbs to avoid before pregnancy, is included, as is a section on herbs to improve the father's fertility and reduce the risk of birth defects.

Once pregnancy has occurred, herbs are safe and beneficial allies in reducing the distress of pregnancy, including hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, morning sickness, emotional changes, anemia, muscle cramps, bladder infections, and preclampsia. Tasty recipes and clear directions make use easy and fun.

Herbs take a starring role in labor and delivery -- whether initiating labor, increasing energy, diminishing pain, or staunching postpartum bleeding -- and in postpartum care of the mother's perineum, breasts, and emotions, and the infants umbilicus, skin, scalp, digestive system, and immune system.

Humorous, tender, and detailed, this classic text is supported by illustrations, references, resource lists, glossary, and index.

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Thank you VERY much for everything you have done for women, men and children. I have your book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year and have just started drinking infusions of red clover blossoms, stinging nettle leaves, and raspberry leaf too. ~ Kimberly


Healing Wise
Author: Susun S. Weed

Foreword by Jean Houston.
312 pages, index, illustrations by Durga Bernhard
Retails for $21.95
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Now available: A Special Tenth Anniversary edition of this classic herbal, profusely illustrated, with an introduction by Jean Houston. Healing Wise sets forth the foundations of the Wise Woman Tradition, contrasting them with the Heroic and Scientific views of healing. "Weed draw us into ancient wisdom in a clear and refreshing way," says herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

I see the Wise Woman. She carries a blanket of compassion. She wears a robe of wisdom. From her shoulders, a mantle of power flows. She ties the threads of our lives together. I see the Wise Woman. And she sees me.

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.

"Especially important is her discernment between the gentle Wise Woman Way and other "alternative" healing paths. . . . I wish every healer would incorporate this approach," says Vicki Noble (Motherpeace Tarot). Includes index, resources listings, bibliography and references.

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I just started reading your book, Healing Wise. Your humor and approach to life seem so "down-to-earth", just like your favorite powerful weeds. Thank you for sharing and nourishing! ~ Diane


NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way:
Alternative Approaches for Women 30 - 90

Author: Susun S. Weed

Foreword by Juliette de Bairacli Levy.
304 pages, index, magical illustrations.
Retails for $22.95
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Recommended by Susan Love MD and Christiane Northrup MD.

The best book on menopause is now better. Completely revised with 100 new pages. All the remedies women know and trust plus hundreds of new ones. New sections on thyroid health, fibromyalgia, hairy problems, male menopause, and herbs for women taking hormones.

One of the world's best selling books on menopause still comes on strong. Called "indispensable," "incredible," and a "treasure trove of information," Menopausal Years is the "bible" for the 87% of American women over the age of fifty who want nothing to do with hormones.

Includes information and remedies for problems with premenopause -- flooding, erratic periods, fibroids, spotting, water retention, muscle soreness -- as well as menopause -- hot flashes, sleeplessness, mood swings, headaches, palpitations, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and much more. Final chapters speak to post-menopausal women's concerns: including ways to maintain heart health, prevent and reverse osteoporosis, deal with dry vaginal tissues and incontinence, ease aching joints, and maintain healthy libido.

The soothing, wise voice of Grandmother Growth guides each woman through the book and through her own menopause metamorphosis. Ritual interludes interweaves 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 (including nettles, ginseng, dong quai, red clover, oatstraw, and motherwort), recipes for heart- and bone-healthy dishes, and lots of illustrations. Also available: Menopause Metamorphosis Video starring Susun S. Weed.


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Breast Cancer? Breast Health!: The Wise Woman Way
Author: Susun S. Weed

Foreword by Christiane Northrup, MD
380 pages, index, profusely illustrated.
Retails for $21.95
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"The perfect antidote to fear." Carolyn DeMarco, M.D.

More than 100,000 copies of this ground-breaking 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.

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! is for every woman interested in taking breast health into her own hands. The first third offers easy lifestyle changes, simple herbal additions, and tasty food recommendations to reduce risk and improve immune functioning. The second third helps those with possible cancer -- what to do before you call the doctor, how to explore your options -- and those diagnosed with cancer -- including "alternative treatments to avoid." Separate chapters detail complementary medicines for those using surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or tamoxifen. The last third focuses on the 30 most important anti-cancer herbs, with specific instructions for preparation and use.

Down-to-earth, compassionate, and lyrical, this information-rich book includes a risk assessment survey; directory of helpful organizations; glossary; index; and many useful illustrations. Introduction by Christiane Northrup, M.D. (American edition) and Susun Love, M.D. (German edition).


Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way
Author: Susun S. Weed

Foreword by Aviva Romm, MD, midwife
484 pages, Index, illustrations, endnotes, herbal pharmacy, bibliography.
Retails for $29.95
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Simple, successful, strategies cover the entire range of options -- from mainstream to radical -- to help you choose the best, and the safest, ways to optimize sexual and reproductive health.

What would your private parts say if they could speak? Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way gives the pelvic floor, bladder, prostate, cervix, clitoris, uterus, ovaries, penis, testicles, vagina, vulva, and clitoris a chance to speak, describes them in health, and offers alternative, complementary, integrative, homeopathic, and allopathic remedies for their distresses, including incontinence, HPV, PCOS, UTIs, LUTS, BPH, STDs/STIs, vulvodynia, pelvic pain, and much more.


Abundantly Well - Seven Medicines
Author: Susun S. Weed

Introduction by Patch Adams
illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard
352 pages, index, illustrations
Retails for $24.95
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Abundantly Well Seven Medicines is best-selling author Susun Weed's sixth book in the Wise Woman Herbal Series. Much more than an herbal, Abundantly Well covers more than 125 alternative and complementary medicines along with up-to-date information on ways to keep yourself from harm if you need drugs, surgery, or chemo-radiation.


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Other Ash Tree Publishing Books Include:

Traveler's Joy
Author: Juliette de Bairacli Levy. Explore the free wandering life of this enchanting guide by a legendary teacher who lives in tune with the rhythms of nature. Lots of herbal lore. 256 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $18.95

Common Herbs for Natural Health
Author: Juliette de Bairacli Levy. Re-indexed, redesigned, and expanded. Lore and uses for 200 herbs including cosmetic, culinary, and medical recipes. Juliette de Bairacli Levy is famed for her mastery of herbal lore and her many books on living in tune with nature. Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar. 236 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $18.95

Nature's Children
Author: Juliette de Bairacli Levy. The classic text for natural child rearing, now revised and expanded. Back in print at last! Remedies, recipes, and fascinating lore on nourishing and healing children naturally. Introduction by Helen Nearing. 196 pages, index, 14 classic photographs.
Retails for $15.95

A City Herbal
Author: Maida Silverman. The wild plants of the city are potent herbal medicines and nutritious wild edibles, as well as sources of comfort, fiber, and dyes. Learn to recognize and use 34 of them. 192 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $13.95

Moon Days - Creative Writings About Menstruation
Editor: Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. A literary, passionate, and profound collection. Twenty-six writers explore the "silent" parts of women's lives; reawakening our memories of embarrassment and shame and transforming them to wonder, excitement, and laughter. 176 pages, illustrations. Retails for $13.95

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