Matthew Wood, a practicing herbalist for more than twenty-five years, lives on an herb farm 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 five 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 on the faculty at Minneapolis Community Technical College in the Western Herbalism program.
"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."
--Anne McIntyre, herbalist (NIMH) "Matthew Wood has put his over 25 years of experience as a practicing herbalist into the heart of this book, giving us all something worthy of study and reference, no doubt for generations to come. His understanding of the spirit of herbalism, along with his love of the craft, is contagious--I sincerely hope many people will catch a good dose of his knowledge!"
--dkMommySpot "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