Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers (Brewers Publications, 1998), is an Earth Poet and the award-winning author of twenty-one books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine.
He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod, who primarily used botanical medicines when he began his work as a physician in rural Indiana in 1911.
Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America.