Central Nervous System for Beginners 

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Herbalist with 75 Years of Joint Experience 

as Consulting Herbalists & Herbal Authors


Matthew: "When I was a young herbalist we still adhered to the hundred year old view of the nervous system as the major regulatory system of the body. Very little was known of endocrine or immune regulation. ‘Nervines’ were therefore one of the centerpieces of the herbal apothecary. I hope, in this class (or perhaps I can’t help but) represent this old way of thinking.

Phyllis: “Like Matthew, I was taught that the nervous system was in charge of a good portion of our health. We talked about the nerves as structures in the body and the Nerves as a description of our mood and stress level. We will define the different parts of the nervous system: central (CNS), autonomic (ANS), and peripheral (PNS), and enteric (ENS) discuss the brain and spine, and touch upon the major neurotransmitters; all the while describing important remedies for the system.

Herbs to be discussed in the beginning and intermediate classes include: skullcap, motherwort, peppermint, spearmint, pennyroyal, lemon balm, catnip, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, sage, valerian, vervain, black hoarhound, monarda fistulosa, gotu kola, and many others.

Includes:

- 4 hours of teaching (2, 2-hour classes)

- Online Materials (Currently includes over 100 pages of view-only, not downloadable manuscript by Matthew Wood and a downloadable handout from Phyllis. Also included in the Intermediate course.)

- Online Help from Teachers, get help at any time!

Start at anytime! Complete the lessons at your own pace. 

Certificates designed and signed by Matthew Wood are available to those who successfully complete all tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. More details regarding certificates are here.


The test is approximately 60 multiple choice questions. Multiple attempts are permitted.


Curriculum

4 hours of video/audio

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • The Nervous System by Phyllis D. Light

    • The Nervous System by Matthew Wood (26 pages "view only" not downloadable)

    • UPDATED - The Nervous System by Matthew Wood (28 pages "view only" not downloadable)

    • Herbs for the Nervous System An Overview by Matthew Wood (4 pages "view only" not downloadable)

    • Materia Medica of Herbs for the Nervous System by Matthew Wood (79 pages "view only" not downloadable)

    • A Selection of Nervines by Matthew Wood - 37 pages not downloadable

    • About "view only" documents

  3. 3
    • CNS - Beginner Class 1 - Webinar Chat Text

    • CNS - Beginner Class 1 - Video

    • CNS - Beginner Class 1 - Audio

  4. 4
    • NEW Webinar Instructions

    • CNS - Beginner Class 2 - Webinar Chat Text

    • CNS - Beginner Class 2 - Video

    • CNS - Beginner Class 2 - Audio

  5. 5
    • Central Nervous System Beginner - Test

  6. 6
    • Please share your thoughts

5 star rating

Everything I was hoping for

Vicki Anderson

I wanted to learn about herbs that could help those experiencing anxiety, agitation, insomnia, rumination, etc. I found this to be a very helpful class.

I wanted to learn about herbs that could help those experiencing anxiety, agitation, insomnia, rumination, etc. I found this to be a very helpful class.

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