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

And, Ms Weed also has
  1) A weekly hot line for herbal questions at 
2) A monthly herb program at  
3) A online courses at 
4) A regular herbal column in SageWoman magazine
5) A presence on social media
6) Books translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese
7) Five professional DVDs (Menopause Metamorphosis; Chronic Problems the Wise Woman Way; Weeds for the Wise; 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 Weed is author of Wise Woman Herbal Series

Susun Weed's Biography

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. In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 2000 correspondence students, coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, mentors students, initiates green witches (she is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca), and is a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields and a Peace Elder. She was adopted into the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation by Grandmother Twyla Nitsch. She keeps dairy goats and makes wonderful cheeses to accompany her incredible homemade sourdough bread. Her daughter, Justine Smythe, and granddaughter, Monica Jean Smythe, are an important part of her work, play, and life. 

About the Author and Expert

SUSUN S. WEED, author of Down There, Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way (Ash Tree Publishing, June 21, 2011) and award-winning author of New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way, Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90 (Ash Tree Publishing), is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Expert herbalists and well-known women's health physicians such as Susan Love, MD, Christiane Northrup, MD, Rosemary Gladstar, and David Hoffman recommend her books.  

Since she began studying herbal medicine more than forty-five years ago, Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition, which frequently challenge conventional medical approaches and are unabashedly pro-woman. For example, for more than a decade she has been an outspoken voice warning about the dangers of hormone replacement therapy. The scientific community has only documented HRT's connection to breast cancer and heart attacks.

A powerful advocate for integrative medicine, Weed has appeared on numerous national radio, television, and new-media venues, including National Public Radio, NBC News, CNN, and She has been quoted and interviewed in many major magazines, including Natural Health, Woman's Day, First for Women, and Herbs for Health. She is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, and writes a regular column in Sagewoman. Susun offers a monthly e-mail newsletter and maintains Several information-rich websites including

Known for her voracious intellectual appetite, encyclopedic knowledge, and phenomenal energy, Weed maintains a farmstead with dairy goats, reads about a hundred periodicals a month, trains shamanic herbal apprentices, oversees the work of more than fourteen hundred correspondence course students, and has started to offer on-line courses as well.

Ms. Weed also coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, based in Woodstock, New York, an educational center that hosts such teachers as Vicki Noble, Z Budapest, Merlin Stone, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Luisa Teisch and many others.

Weed travels worldwide to speak at major conferences, medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers. Her teaching fields of expertise encompass herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues.

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