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April 2010

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I respect your work immensely! It helps me in my midwifery practice daily and enhances my life personally! Blessings to you and thank you,



I absolutely love your way of life and teachings!



enjoying the goldenrod vinegar ... quite good ... thanks again for sharing ...




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I started eating dandelion leaves after reading an article of yours. I brought seeds of lamb's quarter, dandelion and others with me to California because I didn't know what grows here. Thank you for turning me on to that.




'Wise Woman Healing' was very inspirational in my healing process. One of your apprentices put me onto it. Thank you. You might see me on your forums sometimes, as 'healthruplants'.

All the best, Josh



Wow, your teachings and books are so rich. I bought mine when I was pregnant with my first :)




Hello Susun,

you do not know me. But you have been an inspiration to me for a long time. the dandelions dominate my yard and there is always a jar of bony brew in my cupboard.
much love and many thanks.




Your wisdom and knowledge of the healing ways is truly a blessing to all of us. I am an Herbalist in Montana and would love to be your friend! :-o)




Thank you for your beautiful work. You are very inspiring!



Greetings from a cancer survivor and huge fan. You truly give sage advice. Loved hearing you on WKZE when it was in Sharon!




Hello susun...
I have been a fan of your books for years. Thanks for sharing all your incredible knowledge.




Hello I am Raquel from Panama Central America. I just met you and I loved your view on things and the love that you expel. I am learning a lot from you on the perfect day. I hope to keep in touch and be able to talk more.



Hi Susun;

Your books have been my herbal bibles for 20 years.
Thank you,




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i 've been sitting with a plant - cronewort (artemisia vulgaris) and i feel like we're getting along real nice. sometimes i see her dance. thanks for the shades and thanks for rocking my world.




I had my daughter 12 years ago, and am so blessed to have just passed on your book, wise woman herbal for the childbearing years, to a new Mother. Blessings, you changed my life forever, and now, another. Peace and love!




I LOVE the Seven Rivers of Healing course. Thank you for inspiring me Susun.




Nettle is amazing...though I wish I could learn to like the taste. It's...I just dislike it, even with honey. But I do drink it, if I didn't I wouldn't be able to move. It is absolutly amazing. :)




Loved & still using your wonderful book :) Happy to 'see' you in person & that you are friends with Nikki Mc. Thanks from me & the numerous women i have shared your book & wise words with as a homebirth midwife for the last 26 years.

Annie S



I love your website and my goal this year is to take a course from you....Blessed be )O(.




My hair got thicker and darker after three weeks drinking nettles infusion.




You should see the blond highlights in my white hair thanks to Aunt Nettle. And so soft too, never had them so soft , not even in my childhood.




Hello Susun,
that reminds me to go back to nettle infusion which I haven't drank for a while. I love it and I feel it is a really strong potential medicine. Mother nettle is great.

Take care.



I love nettles so much I have started an ezine called 'nettlesoup' - a positive, stimulating and tonic mixture of green ingredients inspired by of one of nature's most useful plants, the humble and wholly underrated stinging nettle...



Nettle leaf is one of my weekly infusions, along with clover and the other one I use regularly is oatstraw. All info came from your books.....I have 3 of them and use them almost daily. You are a wise woman and I don't think I could have gotten through my hot flashes without you. Thanks so much!




Mmm - nettle infusion is so good! My daughter's midwives suggested she drink nettle/alfalfa & raspberry leaf infusions during her last pregnancy, & she had very little blood loss at the home birth (5 years ago today!) - I drank it along with her, & it's still one of my favorite blends!




your books changed the course of my life and my understanding of the universe and the unnatural ways I learned which needed the injection of the wisewoman traditions.

~ Tamare


I love your books. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.

Granny Kate



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I've been a huge follower of your work for some time now and have learned much through reading your articles and ezines.I began growing my own Herbs as a self interest venture, but as time has passed they have become more and more a passion.

Blessings Sonya



You were my first teacher ~ I love you. "Healing Wise" back in 1992. I poured over each page... I use it as my bible to this day.




I have tried mullien infusion for the first time and it smells and tastes like pumpkin! What a surprise! It's pretty good!"




Hi Susun,

I have enjoyed reading about Wise Woman health and put your guidelines to use. Recently attended a workshop on lymphatic massage that was very good. Hoping to learn more.

thank you,
Peace, Sue



I just listened to your interview with Z and it was wonderful. I look forward to more of your show.

Thank you



hi susan,

hope u r well. i love your books! i had the pleasure to meet you many years ago (1994?) at a frontier herbs conference in iowa and i have never forgotten the beauty of your presence and energy. :)



Hi Susan!

Still loving you....always watch your u tube clips when I am down...they always cheer me right up!




Hello Susun,

I would love to connect with you, having spent time with Phillipa Rutherford here in NZ and doing her Wise Woman and Weeds course, inspired by you.
You are one of my inspirations in my work as a herbalist.

Blessings, Karen


A wonderfully enlightened book written with only the wise words you can offer thank you Susan.



Thank you Susun. This is awesome information and so is your BREAST HEALTH book. You saved me, when it came out in 96!




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Some wonderfull woman loving men outhere are encouraging the no bras look. Its a tribal experience! Another good reason is that the free movement and bouncing of the breast stimulates prolatin and reduces pressure around the solar plexus. This alone makes us woman less tense and probably more suculent.

Zeeza Love



Dear Susun,

I have been receiving your newsletters for some time now. I truly love them. I love who you are, thank you for making yourself available to all of us. I am writing to you as I am touched by your communication with plants, as I am as well. I also communicate with animals, humans, spirits and angels on a psychic level. I am a psychic medium/healer. It was just refreshing to hear someone else communicating in this way; I just had to respond to it. Oh, I also loved your piece on snow, thanks.

Well, much love to you and yours,



Thanks for the book, I gave a copy to a friend with breast cancer and it helped her get out of the feeling of hopelessness to positive attitude.




all I can say at this time is a shining, heartfelt, "Thank You". So much!




Awesome advice. I keep going back and forth about vitamins, but bottom line, supplements are taking nature out of it's setting. I need to rely more on my herbal allies :)




Thank you for offering this very helpful information--especially for doing so free of charge! Now on to that jar of red clover infusion...



Hello beautiful lady, you have been an awesomely important influeance in my life ...thanks for all your knowledge!

Many Blessings.



THANK YOU sooooooooo much for your wisdom!
Moon Cat



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Dear Susan,

In 1998 I was diagnosed with multifocal breast cancer. I found your book and along with my own intuitive guidance i put together a treatment plan for myself. Your book was the greatest resource for helping my soul remember what i had known along and your words gave me the courage to listen to that guidance when my doctor husband and all his doctor friends told me i was crazy :)....of course i am LOL!!!! I have been wanting to tell you how much you changed my life and thank you for your participation in the healing.

Much Love!



I recently made my first herbal infusions. I put my hand around the infusion and thanked the warm radient plant energy for it's gifts. I had just finished making my nettle infusion and was wondering what to do with the left over herbs and I said out loud: oh i wish I could compost this but I live in an apartment, I go to put the herbs in the trash and a little/loud voice inside my head says: No! you must not do that. The plants where talking to me and I listened. Here's to a life of listening to our plants friends. Thank you Susun, for helping me believe in my own intuition.



Having just fallen in love with this season - In Praise of Snow-tells me just why. Thank you wise and tender teacher.




Dear Susan,

Thank you very much for sending me this information.... I look forward to reading and listening to your wisdom. You are a remarkable woman and I'm so happy just to know you are available. I look forward to more of your wisdom.

Thank you, Noreen



Don't know you Susun, nor do you know me, but you are no stranger - we are kindred spirits - THANK YOU, for making a real difference on the Earth! I'd be honored to have you as a FB friend. Bright Blessings,




Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping so many people.

Rev. Raven HeartSong



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I was a raw foodist for many years and your debate on the topic was part of my reason for including cooked foods in my diet again. I loved your interview on One Radio Network, and I just listened to your interview on Herb Mentor podcast....Thank you for the work you do!

In Joy and Gratitude,



I'm a fan and an appreciator of our wild allies!


thank you for your wise words and help at Blue White Rainbow in Albany, NY many years ago. Your suggestions to me for accepting and dealing with the process were priceless! I've incorporated much of what you taught me into Menopause Workshops that I facilitate/teach - with CREDIT to you. I start with: Susan Weed told me__________when I first started menopause.




I thank God for Susan Weed- wisewoman, you are always ahead of the curve. I just re-read below newsletter about the dangers of mammogram. While in my 20's, my physician boyfriend said, "get mammogram every 6 yrs" every year is not good for your breast.
Interestingly enough, the medical establishment is now catching up with the dangers of yearly mammogram.

A faithful reader of wisewoman,




I love your books and I'm so looking forward to taking one of your courses in the near future!



Lady, you saved my life. Thank you.



I wrote to you a while ago in a panic about my pregnancy. I just wanted to let you know that things have been going really well. I found a midwife who helped me through the really rough part. She gave me a special diet, vitamins to take, homeopathy, and some different herbal remedies in tea and by bath. I am better now. My baby is very healthy and moving around a lot! I found an holistic birthing center about 2 miles from my house that seems very nice. I've been on the phone with them all weekend setting things up, and it feels good. Also, the center is out of the same hospital where I was born. So I will be where I am strongest for this birth. Thanks again for helping me. You really made a difference in my baby's life.

love and peace, Sandy



Hi Susun

I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the knowledge you have and the information you impart to people, women especially, about the benefits of natural healing as being the best (and really, only way) to heal the body.... it aligns with my way of thinking / being too...

Enjoy your articles and posts :) ....
Ciao, Zaklina :)



Beautiful wise woman. Thank you for your knowledge and whisperings through my pregnancy and postpartum period. Herbs for the childbearing year was the ONLY book/weed bible I owned. And as a Midwife several years later, I own your Wise Woman series of books and they are in our Midwifery lending library @ the Birthcenter......thank you Susun. I await our meeting someday.

Love, light and blessings,



Thank you so much! I can feel the green blessing flowing from the herbs as they steep. Thank you for sharing you wise womon ways with the world.




Thanks for the friendship, Susun :) I did a workshop with you eons ago & have read several of your books.
Happy New Year!

Peace & Blessings ~ Christy



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By the way, I loved your storytelling at the SE Women's Herbal Conference. Exquisite!"




you are an inspiration to me! and many thanks for introducing me to lovely oatstraw



Currently reading Herbal for the childbearing year. Thank you for being so straight forward with your information!




I love your videos. My daughter works with herbal remedies from her own intuition. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.




Your wonderful guidance and inner wisdom has enriched my life over the years. Thank you for being such an amazing human being insightful wise caring and strong and loving

Peace in the New Year



Happy New Year to an amazing woman, teacher, healer, and friend. Your work has helped enhance my life in many ways. Love and Blessings for the New Year!




Scheduled a phone call with you today Susun. I have high hopes, though no expectation. I'm hoping to learn a bit about how to begin to heal a perplexing and invasive disease that I and many others live with and control with life long medication that has serious side effects. Looking so forward to learning from you. Thank you for extending yourself to others in need.




thanks and blessings am not online much as i live without modern convienieces.all solar and dirt you know.have a blessed new year.




I dont know you but you are a part of my life, thanks for helping move into Menopause with love and grace. You have a fantastic face in this photo ! thank you soul sis


I have all of your books! marvelous! sending hugs! BB!



Your gifts of wisdom are an inspiration in my life and at 50 years old am finally finding myself thru wise women ways and herbal teachings..




What a wonderful offerng of health to those who believe in the natural and the energies. It is one healing to research and identiify on ones own, however to have an experienced and well read guide, doctor, therapist, who is famliar with years of practice and understanding, is beond the healing of self into a more unversal understanding... God
Bless you and may the
Goddess Earth be with you!




I'm sending a heartfelt thank you for all that you are and the impression you made on me when I was a young woman, new wife, then mother of young children, now in my 40s, divorced (but newly in Love) with children from toddler to teens. I often fall back on the view you opened to me, your perspective on healing, Life, the phases of Womanhood. So, though you don't know me personally, thank you just the same. What I have gleaned from your writing certainly ripples out into my world and those around me.




Oh i have loved you forever ! thank you for everything! I have ten acres of land 80 miles NW of missoula montana, saw you on my friend mooncats wall , please let me peek in on you too ! i can wildcraft tansy and st. joan's here also, my husband gets the cottonwood sap and also we make salves. i play flute and tenor saxophone, and we have summer solstice gatherings on our ten acres named ripple ranch.

blessings always kyla aka otter



Fantastic...... I really enjoyed reading alot you have about breast cancer my mom had it twice. So its very empowering for me to read stuf like that. I use alot of homeopathy to and have a wonderful homeopath but I really feel draw to herbs but want to respect them as well. Thank you so much it has been most delightful learning from you




Carri says, "Susun, you influence my everyday life. Thank you.
32 year old metastatic breast cancer survivor (liver spread actually disappeared) natural living mama of two, & herb dabbler.".



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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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