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Hi Susun

Thank you for your words. I read you whenever I feel deflated and uninspired as a wise woman.

Jen and Bella


Thanks so much for your help - you and Susun are amazing. I have ordered her other books and I am seriously considering taking the ABCs of herbalism. I have been really interested in alternative healing for many years, but Susun's book really changed my thinking!!

Thanks again,


I have received a very high recommend from a wild
edible specialist in northwestern MA for Susun's courses. I am interested,
and they are very reasonably priced (including the conference with her), so
now I have to choose between the wild edible side of the coin (food rather
than medicine, although I think the two sometimes are the same!), and these
wonderful herbal preparations that look very worthwhile to learn about
through Susun….

Thanks again,



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Ever since I turned 49 I have begun to feel empty and feeling as if
there's nothing left for me. I have two beautiful daughters and have been in
a relationship for almost 9 nine years, with a man 12 years younger than

I'm told that I look like I'm in my 30's...but I feel terribly
lonely and because I no longer have my periods...feel like I'm not a
complete woman anymore and have lost all my desires for sex. I desperately
wanted more children..my grandmother had 14 and the last one at 48...my
mother also had children well into her forties..I thought I would
too...after attempting infertility treatment...I just gave up. I see a
therapist..but still...I feel as if I've lost everything. My boyfriend says
that I'm beautiful and is forever reasurring me of his love..but still I
can't help feeling so sad..especially when I go out and see all the youthful
women around me.

One night I couldn't sleep and decided to research..and I
came across this page..I read the article about the Menopausal Years...and I
started to smile...it made me feel so much better..so I wanted to thank you
for the article..and I have added this page as one of my favorites.

Thank you...with much respect..Minerva



Dear Susun,

The New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way is a godsend-just finished reading it. Thanks for sharing your wisdom…

Many thanks!

Best regards,



Dear Susun,

Thank you for your work. I discovered your books a decade ago, and the
memory of your wisdom inspired me to do an internet search, and I discovered
your website. I can't say how much this means to me.

Blessings & love,



Hi Susun,

The feel of winter has set in, and, like the plants I am drawing down and inward and seeking to listen well to the pulses within. I feel my cervix and the changes that were happening there, and scaring me, transforming, healing. I am not feeling worried anymore about it. I have increased my use of Red clover infusion, Oak bark sitz, yarrow tincture (oh, I do love the yarrow tincture!) astragalus and burdock tinctures....No more bladder infections or bacterial gnarliness. Yeah! Thank you for your help. You have helped in so many ways. You are a wonderful teacher and example. I am grateful for your being.

I hope the dreamy, coziness of the season finds you feeling well.




I soooooooooooooooooo enjoy your newsletter! It is so colorful and rich and full of good information. Thank you for sending it to me!





I am now reading the Menopausal book … This book and it's writer are an answer to prayer.

Thank you,


Hi Susun,

I work at the Herb Room in Santa Cruz, CA. Your book "childbearing year" is one of the books I recommend the most to my customers.




Hello Susun.

Thank you for your wonderful resources, years of knowledge, and relationship with herbs. …

Furthermore, I'd like to thank you for bringing me into confidence about using comfrey internally. Even today - at work in my local health food store - if a person were to ask me how to use comfrey internally, I would have suggested it for topical use only unless they had personal experience in the past with its success. …

Take care and enjoy yourSELF,



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Greetings Susun!

I wanted to write you an email and let you know it was a gift to be with you this weekend. Exactly what I needed to reconnect with myself, the rocks, the plants, and women of like mind. So, thank you, and I will keep in touch. Have a beautiful, warm, winter. :)

Love and Peace,



Tommorrow, I plan on reading some more articles from Susun's Website and the ezine. It's all so wonderfully put together, everyone is so knowledgeable and I love the graphics!!!!!! Reading those articles... such a journey on so many levels!!! Wow! Its amazing to get in touch with nature on that level. I suppose its really nature and beyond, on that level. …

All of the Very Best!!



I love your CD, It’s Time, it is super! I got one extra to send to my daughter, too!

~ Sarah




First I wanted to say.. thank you for having a place where women can come and get in touch with a side of ourselves that has been hidden/forgotten over many years due to this day and age, among many other things...

Blessed Be



I'm very pleased to know you and by reading your excellent articles …
I'm a Belgian independent midwife (and herbalist) for more than 22 years and I like the traditional way of working with women at birth which is not appreciated by the 'medicine world'. We are still the 'witches', you know!




Hello ~

I have no idea if you will personally read this e-mail, but I hope that at least someone will convey my deepest thanks to you. I have been struggling with depression, anemia and low energy for years. I don't know how I happened upon your site and your WEALTH of information, but thank God I did. I have barely scratched the surface and already have more hope than I have had in a long time. Even my sister is benefiting since she is pre-menopausal and struggling with her own issues. We have ordered your books and have already started making infusions and vinegars and it is my goal to learn as much as I can. I hope to one day meet you in person and attend some workshops or other trainings.

For now, I just want to thank you for the simplicity of your approach to healing, which is absolutely what I have needed. I will send everyone I know to your site!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and my best wishes and blessings to you...
With love and gratitude,
~ Cindi



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Dear Susun

Thank you for the wonderful website, sharing so kindly your knowledge on the subject of herbs.

Kind regards



Hi Susun

I really like and admire your writing/thinking
thank you


Dear Susun,

I love your site!
It is fascinating.

best regards,




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Susun'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.

Susun 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 (now in its 29th printing)-- in 1985 and published it as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986.

It was followed by Healing Wise (1989), New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (1992 and revised in 2002), and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (1996).

In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 300 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.


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