to Susun Weed...

June 2010

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I remember you were a fascinating guest on a radio program a few years back and I enjoy reading your website articles.



I have subscribed to you on youtube. Wonderful informative herb videos. I feel I can learn a lot from you. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.



I am 39 wks preg and thoroughly enjoying wise woman for the childbearing yr! Thank You!




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I think you have a wonderful influence and I am glad that our community has a wise woman like you to look up to.




Susun, I'm a great admirer of you and your work .... :) peace...




i am a student midwife in virginia and have loved your series--thank you!



















I just stop by at your beautiful page to say ''thank you'' so much for sharing beautiful books at Wise Women Bookshop!
I had order 3 of them and I can't wait to read them :~)

Love and Light ~



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Dearest Susun,

Thank you for your generosity and time! Greeting all you fabulous people!! I had been blessed early on in my journey to visit the Wise Woman Center and meet Susun. (1988) Had it not been that first visit my life would be very different today. I am involved in Women's Health as a nurse and childbirth educator. My mission is to empower everyone to take responsibility for their own health and grow their own medicine whenever possible. I recently had another amazing experience at the Wise Woman Center with Astrid Grove. Introduced to the magic and power of Maya Abdominal Massage, I plan to explore this wonderful healing technique further! I have been using infusions for many years and the results have been amazing. I am looking forward to learning more and sharing knowledge with everyone here.

~ Much Love



I just wanted to thank you for your book "Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way". I bought it in 1997 as I began to have the signs of perimenopause, and it has walked with me all the way through to my Croning. I am sure I will continue my path with it by my side, and through it, you also. Your wisdom and experience has been a blessing in my life.

Peace, and Blessed Be.



may I still add that... I somehow attribute the excellent health of our daughter (now 3 and a half) to all the nettle tea I drank - she is a sturdy, healthy little one, and she has hardly ever been ill.

Heart hugs,



Former Green Goddess Apprentice here saying Hi! You may remember me by the name "Tomeco"; I've gone through a major transformation since then. It's been five years now, and I still have occasional dreams about you and the land. The last big one was from Grandmother Twylah, you, and a circle of other women out at the tipi space. Very powerful. Thank you so much for everything. I hope to return to study with you and the land as we discussed together on my last day of my apprenticeship in the near future. Bright blessings.

Love, Rhyannon



Dear Susun,

Thank you for writing Wise Woman's Herbal for the Childbearing Year. I have been working with pregnant & birthing women for 20 years. Your book has helped many of my clients over the years. My midwife introduced me to it when I was pregnant with my son many years ago. The wisdom gets passed one woman to another to another. . .

In gratitude,



Thank you so much - I just read your book the Menopause Years - you answered questions the doctor couldn't or wouldn't because I am too young yet she said (I'm 42)




I love your books!! Thank you for all your wisdom and love for the planet and all things natural!! ….Thank you and bless!




Thank you Justine. I'm grateful you sent me the connection to see beautiful Susun Weed teach how to make an infusion. I then pressed to see her clip on red clover specifically. There was a little caption of words underneath that I thought would give more information but it took me to more clips and I selected that clip thinking it was about red clover but it was Susun with her beautiful family and the song said call me everyday daughter..... It also reminded me of when my daughter was that age and I can't describe how this makes me feel that this somehow is a sign from the universe that I have the right remedy to help my daughter find strength and healing. Just watching Susun on video gives me hope and inspiration I can tell she is very special and I think you are very wonderful too for caring about me and my daughter whom you have never met. I'm lucky to have found this treasure of a website and wish you and Susun all the best in all endeavors.

Love Geraldine



Day 1 of stinging nettle infusion...and i feel it *after each sip* !!! Blessings to YOU!




At this beautiful time of year, I think of you Susun...when I see the chickweed, the violet leaves, the dandelions, and the lilacs....sweet reminders of the greatest herbal lady ever!



Hello Susun,

I'm so pleased I've found your site, I used your book Childbearing Year with my two boys and love what I've been reading. I've used herbs most of my life and was looking for a course to go further. Please put me on the mailing list, Thank you. I need more women energy in my very male household/world.




Hi Susun,

Thank you for such a wise newsletter, I look forward to it every month; I’m very grateful for it. When I’m pressured with the life of New York City, I turn to it as my refuge.



....I just listened to one of your cd's and now I am hooked. Thank you so much for what you do.

In gratitude,


Just read your book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. I read it in one day and absolutley love it. Thank you for writing such wonderful books.




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I'm making comfrey infusions, salves, oils and poultices as per your direction. Thank you! I have a wealth of it growing in my gardens and woods. I wish I could be your friend on Facebook but it says you have "too many friends"! I made a poultice for a bad cut on my finger last night. This morning the cut has knit together and there is no more pain.

green blessings! Susun



Dear Susun, Justine and Kim,

I wanted to thank all of you again for the hard work you're doing to make Wise Woman University a tool for educational growth and community sharing. It allows me to teach what I love while working at home and gives me a little income so I can keep doing what I love. It is such a blast to connect with woman (and men!) from all over, and of course I am learning so much from my students. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to be an Instructor at Wise Woman University.

With Love,



Hi Susun,

I attended your workshop last weekend and wanted to say thanks for the marvelous eye opening information and your hospitality. Lunch was delicious!

Thanks, Celeste



Hi Susun,. . .

I just wanted to let you know how very much I appreciate you. I read your newsletter and am in the process of reading your books. I just finished "Healing Wise." I've been drinking the oatstraw infusion for over a month, and I can honestly say I feel so much better. I'm trying to drink the nettle infusion, but I'm having a hard time getting it down. No worries, though, I ordered some mint and some strawberry leaves. I'm going to try to hide the nettle taste. I also put up two quarts of the nettle in some apple cider vinegar. I'm looking forward to putting it on my salad. Again, thank you for sharing your wisdom with the world.

Peace, blessings, and much love to you.
Diana AKA/Phoenix Rising



Thank you Susun.
Even your words have healing in them.

Blessings, ♥ Margaret



Dear SuSUN!!!

Thank you for a wonderful 2 days of medicine chest and so much more...I loved the goats and Trumpet and I really now know garlic mustard...I am eating it as I walk along my road!

Hope to see you again soon...


Dear Justine,

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful videos on YouTube. With my one year old twins it can be quite a challenge to read something about herbs, but the videos are great, because they can watch them with me (and I try to involve them into everything i do). Their absolute favorite is the one where Monica Jean makes dandelion vinegar (they actually recognise the dandelion, as they love to eat it as a snack!). Now I can't wait until they are a tiny bit older so they can help me make vinegars and tinctures :) (For now, they do like harvesting with me, oh, and also blowing dandelion seeds). Thank you so much! And you have a wonderful daughter 




Hi Susun,

You have been a favorite of mine since the 70's or maybe it was the 80's. I cooked with your books. I foraged with them.

Thanks for being you.


Dear Susun Weed,

…I LOVE your books and have every one I can find. I find your wisdom uncommon and extremely wise. I don't know what I would have done without you during my menopause. You were my constant companion there for a while! Friends of mine, Steve and Kathleen Duplantier, attended one of your conferences a couple of decades ago and gave a glowing review of the experience. They raved about you….I send you all my very best wishes!



Hey Susun,

just wanted to say I loved your raw food-cooked food debate with B. Mars! So much logic and sensible wisdom. Great arguments, thank you for your brilliance and discernment on this subject!




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I have appreciated your sharing of healing herbal knowledge for many years. Blessings to you in All your Work and Life. With a Joyful Smile

- Acorn



Dear Susun,

A few years ago I took a workshop in Seattle with you. Needless to say it was transformative, life changing, and shifted my health paradigm quite profoundly…

Bloom True~



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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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