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June 2006

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I have relied on your wisdom for many years, and through 7 children. …



I loved visiting your site by chance...?

I live in NYC I am a mothersingersacreddancerwriter.
I will love to connect and participate in some way in your workshops and
share what I do with all these wonderful women the near future. I will
write again soon.

Thank you for spreading these necessary teachings and creating a community.
I have been through many extreme challenges and I am grateful for all
information which helps me survive in this world.

Blessings Back ,



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Dear Susun Weed ,

I am a 42 years old woman living in Sofia, Bulgaria /Europe/. I have read your article "Fertility after 40" and I was very excited by it.

Best regards,



Dear Susun,

Thank you for your wise ways and glorious guidance!
I’ve been enjoying time with Violet lately. I was glad to learn from you that eating the flowers did not affect her ability to reproduce, since the true flowers came later. …




Dear Susun,

I started to read your books a few years ago after looking through field guides for years hoping to broaden my harvest of weeds. (I only knew we could eat dandelions.)
But, your books, dear lady, opened the door to quite an education and lots of fun, to say nothing of the pure pleasure I take in the reading.

We live in the woods near the Indiana Dunes and this is the third year I have harvested violet flowers and leaves (this year I intend to dry and freeze some for the winter months.) I planted chickweed seeds last spring and was thrilled to see that this spring I have chickweed growing all over the place. I found plaintain and I think we have cleavers, as well. I have to make sure. The plant that I think to be cleavers has a kind of sticky/mildly prickly texture to the leaves. And, of course, dandelions are everywhere. My family really enjoys the dandelion roots.

We eat all organic so, I really love the idea that we don't have to buy greens at this time of the year. I pick a few days supply of green weeds and store the ones we don't eat right away in a plastic rectangular container that the organic greens I bought from the store came in.

This makes me feel so much healthier and it makes me feel good to feed my family things naturally grown in the earth. And I just love the deep, deep, green flavors!
Thank you for doing all you do!

P.S. We live in a National Park Reclamation area and will have to leave our home in nine years. When my husband and I are talking about possible plans for our next home, I always tell him I want to adopt four goats. I love goats and I eat at least a quart and a half of goat yogurt each week. It's just the best tasting yogurt I've ever tasted.

Happy Blessings to you, Susun.



…Thank you so much for all your wonderful work!




Hi Susun ~

I own and love your book Wise Woman Herbal for The Childbearing Year and have shared it with many women! …. Thanks for all you do to educate/support birthing women.

~ Sally



I am 23 years old and just had a baby in March. I drank Nettle and RRL infusions throughout my pregnancy and had a labor that was just under 2 hours. … I feel like it made my child and I healthier and I want to continue drinking it while breastfeeding and eventually when I get pregnant again. …

AB, Canada


How exciting to find this site!! My Change has begun, I think, and I certainly want to handle this as naturally as possible!





I'm really glad I stumbled acrossed your website. It was very comforting finally to read some positive things about ferility after forty. I'm 42 and am trying to get pregnant for the first time. ….




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Dear Susun,

For years I have spent enjoyable, valuable time at the Wise Women Center
attending your weekend workshops. It has always been my wish to apprentice
with you but it has just not been possible. This year I can attend the
Green Witch Intensive ….Looking forward to spending time with you and reconnecting with the earth.





I found your site by complete chance – if there is such a thing!! I very much believe in fate and I am very interested in the work that you do and the knowledge that you have acquired. In reading the information on your site I felt an excited anticipation something I haven’t felt for a long time. …



I would like to receive your monthly newsletter vis email. I am very interested in learning more about you and natural health. I have just purchased one of your books and am very anxious to start reading it.

Thank you! Niky



please add me to the email list, i have 3 of your books and to be honest, you are the only herbalist author i recommend to my girl friends!!
thank you so much

Lady Musette



Please add me in your email list to receive your newsletter!

I was absolutely amazed at all of the wonderful information I came across. For many years I myself have been drawn to nature and all of her glory, and in understanding how nature"works" with our own bodies. Its an endless facination for me, and I'm so very grateful to see that someone has added a website online which so much information to use! Thank you!! Look forward to seeing your newsletter in my inbox soon!

Blessed be Susun!
xoxoxo Simone~



Hello Susun,

I have been reading your books for years, i am so glad i finally thought to look for you online! What a resource you are! Thanks so much!

Many Blessings,



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I was looking for info and found a matriarch!

I'm hoping to heal in more ways than one. The problem I have is money and all the healing solutions have to be bought and sold and there is no trust there ... only fear that someone wants money from me for an anecdote when I can heal myself by learning from you (and the EARTH). I have been called a wood nymph for sometime because of my fascination of naturalization. I am a student of yours now and hope you can teach me how to be free of worldly ties. I don't know where to start and can't believe that you don't charge for your knowledge and I have seen more just skimming than I have entering and exiting sites because you have to pay for the others knowledge. you are A wise woman indeed and I can already feel your heart!

Thank you!



Hello Folks,

Thank you Susun Weed & Co., meeting you through your good works has enriched my life and I am grateful for the inspiration! May your days have charm, love and ease, enough to share!


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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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