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Hello Susun,
I came accross yr Website through an Irish friend of mine who is (like me) into natural medicines. I am particularly interested by and using plants.

Bravo for all the very useful informations and life experiences shared on your site.
I live in France and I would like to know if your books have been transaled into French …

Thank you for your answers and wish you lots of Light and Joy for you and your family, relatives and friends.



I love your website and your YouTube videos!




I will read this…
Great article. So happy you and all the Wise Women are here and loving and protecting our sacred mother.




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I just found your site as i've been searching for something like this. An introduction into plant spirit medicine. …Love that you take on apprentiships and wish i could be part of it.




… Today I really needed to talk to someone, and I connected with your presentation as wise woman.

all of my best to you,
sincerely Margot



Dear Susun,

I have read all of your books and watched many of your videos on youtube and
I am amazed with the amount of energy and passion you have for healing and
spirituality. … I wish to work further with the land, living my life with good
nutrition and the passion that you show.

I live in Australia and believe it or not, there aren't many covens that
teach what you do and the things you say have been the things I have been
looking for in my life as a gay man and as a spiritual being. So, all I am
really asking is some advice on how I can learn the mysteries of the land,
of life, loe and health as you and the wise woman tradition do.

Stay well, enjoy life and keep up the excellent work,




Hello Susun,

My name is Kimberly. I have stumbled on to your site and am very
impressed indeed. Absolutely Beautiful and richly informative…

Enjoy yourself a Blessed Day!




Hi Susun,

I'm from Scotland and happened to come across a YouTube video of yourself on the topic of "Raw versus Cooked Foods" and I thought you put up a wonderful argument for eating cooked foods and that is saying something as I always believed, erroneously, that it was better to eat raw foods than cooked foods!!! Also after googling your name I came across your wonderful website and am now enjoying reading the many wonderful articles that you have written. I find myself agreeing to everything that you say and believe me this is so totally out of character for me, because if someone says White (or Black, moreso!!!) I'll say Black (or White , as I'm always right!!). …

I'm sure I was meant to come across your article "Using Weeds Safely" as it answered all the questions and worries that I had regarding the use of herbal remedies… I'm keen to learn more about herbs and once I get back to better health I'm seriously considering enrolling on one of your apprenticeships/workshops….

Love and green blessings from Scotland



Hi Susun,

thank you for all your wise woman advice.
I do not take vitamin supplements. I love seaweed.
I am now in the seventh week of pregnancy and I ordered Nettle leaf, Red Raspberry leaf and Red Clover tops (dried organic bulk herbs).

Thank you very much,



I had read your book on The Childbearing Year in 1995 and 1998 and it was so useful. I was able to use the blue and black cohosh during delivery. My doula had never heard of this, so I helped educate her, through your wisdom! Within minutes of taking the drops, my body expelled the placenta. Incredible. I am a true believer in your herbal remedies.

Many goddess blessings to you!
Warmest regards,



Dear Susun,

… I've read almost every single article/interview and video on your site and I'm only sorry I didn't encounter you a long long time ago. You are an incredibly wise and intelligent woman. You have no Dr/MD qualification but you have more brains and speak more sense than any physician I've ever met.

Kind regards



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Hi Susun,

For years I have read your stories in Sage woman and just recently
have needed your book - Breast Health. Thank you for writing it
because it is giving me alternatives to the Tamoxifen that my
oncologist is bound to put me on.

I have a quick question for you - do you have resources for infused
oils. Unfortunately I do not have a yard to plant fresh herbs to use
in infusions. If someone out there has created these oils in your
recommended fashion I would love to be able to buy some. Please let
me know whenever you can.

And, thank you, thank you for all the work you do to support the
earth, women and us gals trying to make sure we don't get cancer
again. Blessings and much love.

In light,

PS - loved your You Tube posting on Nettles.


Dear Karen,

Thank you so much for taking time to answer my e-mail. It was very kind of you. … and why did I suddenly find Susun's article *Using Herbs Safely and Wisely" I reckon, some sort of force directed me towards Susun and Susun's article. I don't believe in God but I'm not too sure now!!!

…The beauty of Herbs!!!

Kind regards


Greetings Susun-

I wanted to first thank you for your book "wise woman healing" as i used red clover infusions my last cycle and got pregnant after months of trying!…




Thanks for having so much Susun Weed available--e-zine, radio, internet, interview, uTube.

Planning to see y'all this summer in Woodstock.

good wishes



Hi ,

i recieved some lovely DVDs recently (Menopause and Weeds to the wise) ….

Really enjoying the newsletters and so on via email and the great books.

Love and blessings,



Dear Karen Joy,

… Looking forward to the wonderful [correspondence] class!!!!

Thanks much!



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Hello Ms. Weed or hello to who is reading this email.

I am a child of a wise woman. I am 25 years of age. … I have a copy of The Childbearing Year. The only thing is the book is a first edition. It helped my mom through all four of her children. She gave it to me a couple of years ago. The information in the book is excellent. …

I also wanted to let you know that your book, The Childbearing Year, has changed my life. I was pregnant earlier this year and it ended in miscarriage. Your book really gave me piece of mind through that tough time. …

In closing, thank you for doing what you do.
Thanks Susun.
Love, Lora



Susun, …

Thank you for telling
us the right way to do breast self-massage. I really look foward to all your



Dear, dear Susun,

Thank you for being and for your generous time. I've just recently found you and now have your menopause book which has now become my bible. And I'm now been inspired to be a health nut and I'm loving it!

Wishing you all the best and Green Blessings,



Dear Susun,

Hi my name is Rebecca, and I am a Herbalist. I have been working as a herbalist for 17 yrs, and currently I work for Australian Bush Flower Essences for 1/2 the week, and the other days, in a (regular) pharmacy giving natural health advice, which is kind of like going into another culture, but I guess there’s no use “preaching to the choir”, at least I’m talking with lots of people who would otherwise not have herbal advice.

Any how the reason for my email...I have read and referred to your book on the Childbearing Year for many yrs, since my own daughter was born. (She is now 18 yrs old)…

I thankyou for the many times I have sought your assistance over the years via your book. I very much appreciate your assistance, both via your book, and now.

Yours sincerely, Rebecca



Dear Susun,

Its wonderful to receive the newsletter. I am considering a meditation tape, but have not decided which one yet...


Hi Susun:

Yesterday an associate mentioned your name and I immediately looked you up on the internet. Wow, am I impressed and I am eager to learn more about what you have to offer.




Hi Susun,

My friend Erin is currently studying with you, and told me about the upcoming moon lodge on April 24th. We are in a women's circle in Brooklyn, and I am hoping some of the women will attend the moon lodge with me. … I am really looking forward to it.




thank you for all the wonderful information regarding hyperthyroidism
I am so grateful to you and to everyone at Susun Weed's Wise Woman's Web.

My deepest blessings to you and to Susun. Thank you for your support, your caring and your wisdom.

Many blessings,
Light, Love and peace,




I have kept your brochure from last year and have so wanted to
take one of your courses. I am now looking all through your website and it
is awesome. I will in the very near future order several books, I
especially like the one on menopause. I am 55 years old, it is a cool time,
but also somedays complicated.

Thanks for you and your teachings-
until later-blessed be-



Dear Friends,

I am a loyal follower of Susun Weed's advice and sailed through menopause with her books…

Thank you and blessings,



Thank you dear Justine for this beautiful mid month newsletter, abundant with much good reading and inspiration!...

With love from Sophia xxx...



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Dear Susun,

It's wonderful to know there is a group of spiritual/sage women that I can turn to for some answers. When I was at one of my lows in 2006, I searched for something like this and am so glad I made the connection. You guys have come a long way in building this wealth of information to your wonderful website to share with others. I've seen the enhancements over the last three years and want to follow your teachings. Unfortunately, I get so caught up trying to make ends meet in this big city that I forget to keep up with you.

Thank you for … keeping me on your email list.

Love & Peace



What an amazingly thorough and information rich website.

Thank You Both!
Webmaster and HerbMistress



I just started reading Menopausal Years. I am 44 and have been clearly on this journey for several years now. It is culminating with more intense symptoms lately.
The book is perfectly wonderful and gives me the permission I think I needed to respect and embrace this experience more fully.

Thank you Susun, and thank you Sherry for giving me this book and helping to guide me through this modern world with ancient wisdom.



Greetings Susun,

i really enjoy the information that you share on herbalism and wise woman tradition … i think your are sooooo cooooool!!!!!

Truth n Light,




Thank you for all the books and encouragement you give to those who want to learn and live wise ways. We recommend your books and info to everyone!

At this stage of life, your wise woman book is a mainstay
…. Sincerely,



The wise woman newsletter is beautiful and one of my favorites -- the number of site hits tells it all. Fabulous! Susun - your work and writings continues to inspire me.

Be well,



Osiyo! (Hello! in Cherokee)

I have been enjoying--well, soaking up like a (luffa?) sponge--your wonderful web publications. Thank you so much for being so very generous, sharing not only your knowledge and wisdom, but your exuberant love of All Our Relations.

I would like to gift you with a gemstone totem necklace, made just for you, as a Stone People companion. Oh, you probably have lots and lots of them--but I would be honored to make you another...or a bracelet, or a medicine bag, or...your choosing.

I would also like to take your ABC course.

I went outside this morning and found that we have chickweed--guess what's for lunch! I have been making nettle infusion-yum! We grow mints and other herbs and dry them for tea, which everyone loves. I have now started making them as infusions-thanks again! We are all excited about honey, we have our first hive this year. I am going to buy some local raw honey and start adding herbs, as directed in one of your lessons...and make the bone-building vinegar(s) and make tinctures and.... and...

I am in my mid 50's and have always always loved plants and herbs. In high school, I had the extreme good fortune to go on a 6 week 'primitive' backpacking trip throughout the wilderness areas of the national parks out west with a few students and our biology teacher--we wrote 10 page papers each week by coleman lantern. My subject was edible and useful plants in the varied biomes of the western and southwestern states....(Euell Gibbons was my hero) So here I am making the circle zing around again...

So...please let me know about the necklace and the course...at your convenience.
Wado (Thanks!)
Wisatologi Nihi! (Many Blessings on Your Path!)



Dear Susun,

Where do I begin! A year ago last February I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I was nursing my one year old son and thought I had a plugged duct. It took a few months but I was a Bradley Instructor and my sister is a LLL so we knew after a few months that something wasn’t right since I didn’t exhibit a full body fever and the fever was only in my breast…. During this time I was given your book and I started taking a few classes from one of your students. Obviously I have spent many days and nights wondering what I did wrong…..I didn’t eat healthy enough….what did I touch. So your book was so therapeutic to me as far as looking forward and focusing my attention on what food I can eat now for healing. I didn’t eat much after my diagnosis because I looked at food as the enemy, but after reading your book I cooked lentils and I feel fabulous about what good I’m restoring to my body! After chemo an MRI showed my cancer was completely gone… Fast forward….Two weeks ago I did the DIEP flap and my doctor says I am recovering amazingly well. Since chemo I have done clever infusions and since radiation I dole on the lanolin, vitamin e and pure aloe and I take turmeric and melatonin…..so that’s what I’m doing now after surgery. (I fared really well in radiation as well because of my daily rituals and the turmeric!)

I am so happy to be free of this…..even though it broke my heart to wean my baby and lose that time with him, I’m so thankful I can be mom to my 8, 4 and 2 year old. Thanks so much for your books and your words of encouragement to women…




Hi Susun,
Thank you for all you do; I've used your healing medicine for years, and love your books. …


Hello dear Susun,

I have very recently discovered your website and upcoming Green Witch
intensive. I really enjoy your website!

I also instantly felt excited about the opportunity to be part of such an
enriching experience.

… it's a pleasure to connect with you!


Good morning!

I just received my Green Witch course materials. Thank you so much!

Kind regards,



I am a doula and I love your book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. My copy is quite worn!

Blessings. Anna




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I am a new student of yours and I have just opened up a facebook account just so I could add you to it.



Hi Susun.

Thank you for becoming my friend. My sister told me about your website. She and I are interested in learning more about herbs and their health benefit. …


You've inspired me for years to use herbs for healing!


I am an admirer and reader of your works. I hope to study with you one day.

Green Blessings,
T. in Eugene, Oregon

Hi Susun,

thanks for bringing me into your FB circle. I'm with Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in San Francisco and we use your Wise Woman Herbal Series as part of our reference library.
If you're ever out this way, we'd love to have you drop in!

Hey, I love your work!

Thanks for all your youtube videos. You are a breath of fresh air. One day I hope to make it to N.America for one of your courses...

Many Green Blessings, Nell :)


What an honor and pleasant surprise to be added as your friend! I value your books and teachings. I can't wait for the new one. I'm looking forward to following you here at Facebook!


Thanks Susun for adding me as a friend.

Your books are within easy reach and I refer to them often. Have my quart of nettle infusions almost daily - at least 4 times a week. Nettle Strong!

Thanks for all that you do. Vickey

I continue to be grateful for shared moments in the redwoods in California at Z's events. Your books are my treasure troves for the times in between.


Thank you Susun! Your work has had a profound influence on my life and my daughter's life...and everyone we have known since I took the green witch correspondence course...6 or 7 years ago??? !!!

Thank you. Michele

Thanks Susun...I'm a fan of yours!
Love how you live...

cheers! Lanie

Love your wisewomanish ways in Sagewoman.


I've tried for most of my life to follow the wisewoman tradition and love all your books. I've used your teachings time and again!


So thankful for all that you do. Nettle infusions helped me return to health after cancer treatments wiped me out. Wish I had learned about the Wise Woman Way years ago!

Green Blessings, Vickey

Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Your books have so valuable a source for the health of my family. Tina

Dear Susun,
I have been a holistic birth practitioner for nearly 15 years, and your work has greatly inspired and supported my endeavors...you are a gift. I am grateful for your many contributions to birth/women/healing.

Blessings, Kathleen.

Thank you so much for your goodness Susun. I was reading your article on nettles and appreciate your work. My Irish grandmother was a great believer in nettles and used to wrap her home-made cheese in nettles before storing it.


I have been participating at Rosemary Gladstar's Women's herbal and International conference for 3 years and went to see you. You are very interesting, funny and great vibe ….


Hi Susun.
Thank you for all you do. You have taught me so much.I often laugh when I here things on the news about health studies and so often my response is "Gee, Susun Weed knew that 25 years ago!" You are indeed, a Wise Woman. Oh, and congrats on the new Grandchild!


Susun -
Thank you so much for your information on seaweed. I'll make good use of it!

I am a big fan and have gotten so much from reading your books and website. Thank you so much for all that you do!


I have been a fan for years and still reference your books. Am making sure my almost 12 year old gets her seaweed several times a week! Hope the 19 year old absorbed some of this along the way!

Peace, Tana

Came across your site via Fab40--I was reading an article there with lots of great info on herbal help for many of my menopausal issues that the doctor's been no help with. Went browsing aroud your site--lots of helpful remedies and advice-many thanks!

Hi Susun,

I just sooo love you Herbal Ezine. What an amazing abundance to be found there. I enjoy the inspiration and information each and every time. Actually, I love seeing your precious granddaughter as she is growing. I am so in love with my granddaughter...gonna see her in a week or so...she called me yesterday to be sure we would be able to stay up late and snuggle up in the bed and create more amazing stories. I asured her that certianly we would be able to stay up a bit later than usual, afterall, I am the Grandmother! She just giggled at me.

Chickweed and cleavers are singing out on the land down here! It has really been wet so I am hoping that Sunday I might be able to find some Chckweed that is dry enough to get into some oil...we shall see....Hopeing all is good a well with you and your loved ones up there.


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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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