An American medical herbalist of twenty-three years, Holly Bellebuono is renowned for her work documenting women healers and teaching herbal formulary and pharmacology. Holly’s seven-year project of interviews and research culminated in the documentary book Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History & Geography of Herbal Medicine and was awarded Book of the Year by The International Herb Association and the Gold Award for Women’s Books by Nautilus Book Awards in 2014. Holly directs The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine on Martha’s Vineyard, training and certifying community herbalists in herbal medicine, and she is the founder of Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary. Her work has been featured in Parabola, SageWoman, Juno (Britain), Taproot, The New York Times, and more, and her four other books include The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, The Authentic Herbal Healer, Goal Setting for Open-Minded Business Owners, The Healing Kitchen, and An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary: The Art and Science of Creating Effective Herbal Remedies.
As a two-time Small Business Owner of the Year Award recipient, Holly leads empowerment seminars for entrepreneurs, and she facilitates international seminars, retreats, and lectures for women’s and business conferences and universities about herbal medicine, symbolism, and the philosophy of healing. Learn more about her work or enroll in her school at her website.