Heather Wood Buzzard
Clinical Herbalist, Health Writer, Wildcrafter
LocationMarshall, NC
Specialist InSouthern Folk Medicine, Narrative Medicine, Wildcrafting


Heather Wood Buzzard, MA, is a writer, wildcrafter, and herbalist. Heather completed her three-year clinical herbalist training at the Appalachian Center for Natural Health with renowned fifth-generation herbalist Phyllis Light while concurrently earning her MA in Writing and Narrative Medicine from Lenoir-Rhyne University. As a health writer and consultant, Heather produces and edits content for herbal entities like Red Moon Herbs and the American Herbalists Guild, assists with the production of the American Herbalists Guild Annual Symposium, and has been a regular staff contributor to publications including Paleo Magazine. She is currently at work on a book of vignettes about wildcrafting medicinal plants as well as a guidebook for natural health practitioners titled Narrative Herbal Medicine: Weaving Words and Healing Herbs. Her focus within the rising fields of integrative medicine and creative writing spotlights the efficacy of narrative healthcare, traditional folk herbalism (eat the weeds!), and expressive therapy.