Matthew Wood, a practicing herbalist for over twenty-five years, lives on an herb farm thirty minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, accredited by the University of Wales. Wood is the author of four previous books (all published by North Atlantic Books) and a registered herbalist, or professional member, of the American Herbalists Guild, the only self-regulating body of practicing herbalists in the United States. He is also a regular contributor to the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild.
"In The Earthwise Herbal, Matthew Wood has revived the
richness, depth, and dignity of the herbal medicine of the old
masters, while at the same time endowing it with a new
cosmopolitan, cross-cultural flavor that lifts it to a genuinely
--Rudolph Ballentine, MD, author of Radical Healing
"Matthew Wood propounds with great clarity, wisdom, and his own
experience the gifts the earth in its wisdom has given us in the
form of amazing medicines for almost all our ills, whether of body,
mind, emotion, personality, or constitution. How refreshing it is
to find a new herbal that explores the depths of each plant's
contribution and does not attribute its powers solely or even
mainly to its chemical constituents."
--Anne McIntyre, English Herbalist
"What [Matthew Wood] brings to herbalism is a first-hand sense of the old Western herbal knowledge with each plant steeped in its historic role."
--The American Herb Association "Another valuable resource by Wood, a practicing herbalist with 25 years experience under his belt. Part of a two volume set, this complete guide to old world medicinal plants describes the characteristic symptoms and conditions from a holistic perspective."
--Within Kingston Magazine