About the Class

Despite the name, this is not a class about herbs "beginning with A and ending with Z," but a more realistic presentation based on groups of herbs for different complaints, conditions, patterns, energetics, properties, etc., so that the student can see both the little picture of the herb and the big picture of where it fits into the ‘herbal universe.’

A medical doctor once said to Matthew, "Herbalism is a funny subject to learn. It’s like first you learn how to run from first base to second, then how to catch the ball in left field, then how to throw a pitch.” Matthew commented, “That’s how I learned and am still learning.”

Just as no two baseball players are alike, no two herbalists are alike. That’s why we are going to try to always have two herbalists speaking on the program; to give stereo vision.


For Students of all Levels!

No matter where you are on your herbal journey, you'll discover so much by starting right here! Whether it's a new use for an herb, a fascinating case history, or an entirely new concept to explore relating to herbs - you'll love it!


Upcoming Class

Date and time under "Curriculum" below (topic subject to change). The most recent class is at the bottom of the same section.

Students enrolled in the monthly RSJ subscription and those enrolled in The Library will receive a webinar link by email to attend the next live, online class.


Enjoy this work-in-progress!

Once "Herbs A to Z" is complete, it will be made into a separate course with additional materials and testing to receive a certificate. Enjoy the content as it's created at the low price of $8 per month for unlimited access!


Monthly Classes Include:
* Given time or context not all subject matter may be covered in a single class, but most often is covered.

  • Herbal properties and energetics
  • Traditional and Modern uses
  • Pharmacology
  • Homeopathy uses (if any)
  • Cultural history ex. China, Europe, America
  • Preparations
  • Environmental issues
  • Plant identification
  • Case histories and personal experiences
  • Online Q&A with teachers with class recording too!
  • Access to private, online community


Formerly Materia Medica - Now "Herbs A to Z"

Each month we will cover a number of herbs in-depth with Matthew Wood and specifically selected Teachers and Co-teachers who have a special connection with the herbs of the month!

Live and Recorded Online Classes

Learn from Herbalist Matthew Wood and Special Guest Teachers!

  • What's Included

    While you are a subscriber of this course you will be given access to all class recordings - over 100 hours of classes! You will also have the option to attend live classes. Join in on the Q&A and Discussion with Matthew, co-teachers, and other students.

  • When

    Join the class live online or enjoy the recording later. Live classes are held online on the first Wednesday of each month 7:00 - 9:00pm Central Time (Chicago). This may change due to Matt's teaching/travel schedulestarSee "Next Class" details by scrolling down to the Curriculum.

  • Cost

    For $8/month, you get access to over 100 hours of material, live classes, and Q&A and Discussion!

Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • Webinar Instructions

  3. 3
    • Matthew Wood - North Country Herb Guild Meeting - The Earthwise Repertory talk - 6/7/17

  4. 4
    • MM - Maianthemum Paper

    • MM - Whitton, Maianthemum paper

    • MM - Jim MacDonald, Solomon's Seal

    • MM - Phyllis Light, etc. Polygonatum Paper

    • MM - True Solomon's Seal Handout Paper

    • MM - 1.0 Cucumber Water Paper

    • MM - Kumaraswamy, Cucumber Paper

    • MM - Cucumber Water and Solomon's Seal - Video

    • Audio

  5. 5
    • MM - Whitton, Maianthemum Paper

    • MM - Maianthemum Paper

    • MM - False Solomon's Seal, Osmunda, Marshmallow Root, Borage - Osmunda Paper

    • MM - False Solomon's Seal, Osmunda, Marshmallow Root, Borage - Borage Paper

    • MM - False Solomon's Seal, Osmunda, Marshmallow Root, Borage - Video

    • Audio

  6. 6
    • Free Preview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Comfrey, Slippery Elm, Boneset - Symphytum officinale - Comfrey - Notes

    • MM - Comfrey, Slippery Elm, Boneset - Video

    • Audio

  7. 7
    • Free Preview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Brief Guide to the Six Tissue States - Matthew Wood

    • The Six Tissue States Triangle

    • MM - The 6 Tissue States - Video

    • Audio

  8. 8
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  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Brain, Head, Eyes - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Brain, Head, Eyes - Video

    • Audio

    • About the Nervous System Series

  19. 19
    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Herbs and Neurotransmitters - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Herbs and Neurotransmitters - Mind, Emotions, and Will Paper

    • MM - Herbs and Neurotransmitters - Video

    • Audio

    • About the Nervous System Series

  20. 20
    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • About the Nervous System Series

    • MM - Nervines - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Nervines - Video

    • Audio

  21. 21
  22. 22
  23. 23
    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Thermoregulatory System - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Thermoregulatory System - Fevers, Flus and Infections Paper

    • MM - Thermoregulation Paper

    • MM - Thermoregulatory System - Video

    • Audio

  24. 24
    • MM - Mediterranean Herbs - Herb Walk by the River Part 1

    • MM - Mediterranean Herbs - Medieval Garden Herb Walk

    • MM - Mediterranean Herbs - Herb Walk by the River Part 2

  25. 25
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    • Free Preview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Extracellular Matrix - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Extracellular Matrix - Video

    • MM - Extracellular Matrix - Audio

  27. 27
    • Free Preview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Colds, Coughs, Fever, Flu - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Holistic Treatment of Colds, Fevers, and Flus - Underlying Logic and Specific indications by Matthew Wood

    • MM - Colds, Coughs, Fever, Flu - Video

    • MM - Colds, Coughs, Fever, Flu - Audio

  28. 28
    • Free Preview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Lymphatic System - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Lymphatic System - Video

    • MM - Lymphatic System - Audio

    • MM - Herbal Medicine for the Lymphatic and Immune System by Matthew Wood - Intro - 9 pages - View Only

    • MM - Herbal Medicine for the Lymphatic and Immune System by Matthew Wood - 26 pages - View Only

    • MM - Cleavers for Lymph - 11 pages - View Only

  29. 29
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    • MM - Female Remedies - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Introduction - Female Reproductive System (view only)

    • MM - Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance (view only)

    • MM - Female Remedies - Video

    • MM - Female Remedies - Audio

  33. 33
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    • MM - Bat and Holly Medicine - Webinar Text Chat +

    • MM - Holly and Bat Medicine - 12 Page View Only Document by Matthew Wood

    • MM - Bat and Holly Medicine - Video

    • MM - Bat and Holly Medicine - Audio

  35. 35
    • MM - Wolf and Deer Medicine - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Wolf and Deer Medicine - Video

    • MM - Wolf and Deer Medicine - Audio

  36. 36
    • MM - Homeopathy for Herbalists, an Introduction - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Homeopathy for Herbalists, an Introduction - Audio

    • MM - Homeopathy for Herbalists, an Introduction - Video

    • Homeopathy, Cell Salts and Minerals for Herbalists 3-day weekend course!

  37. 37
    • MM - Smoke Inhalation - Trauma - Allergies - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Smoke Inhalation - Trauma - Allergies - Video

    • MM - Smoke Inhalation - Trauma - Allergies - Audio

  38. 38
    • MM - Herbs from the Astrological Viewpoint - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Herbs from the Astrological Viewpoint - Video

    • MM - Herbs from the Astrological Viewpoint - Audio

  39. 39
    • MM - Schizandra, Sumach, Rowan - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Sumach (Rhus typhina, Rhus spp.) additions to Earthwise Herbal by Matthew Wood - 3 pages - not downloadable

    • MM - Schizandra chinensis by Matthew Wood - 7 pages - not downloadable

    • MM - Rowan - by Sean O'Donoghue - 3 pages - not downloadable

    • MM - Schizandra, Sumach, Rowan - Video

    • MM - Schizandra, Sumach, Rowan - Audio

  40. 40
    • Note about "Herbs from A to Z"

  41. 41
    • Herbal Dosages - Webinar Chat Text and Links

    • Herbal Dosages - Video

    • Herbal Dosages - Audio

  42. 42
    • MM - Blood Movers- Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Blood Movers - Video

    • MM - Blood Movers - Audio

  43. 43
    • MM - Apothecary Summary Handout

    • MM - Building You Home Apothecary Part 1 - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Building You Home Apothecary Part 1 - Video

    • MM - Building Your Home Apothecary Part 1 - Audio

    • MM - Building Your Home Apothecary Part 2 - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Building Your Home Apothecary Part 2 - Video

    • MM - Building Your Home Apothecary Part 2 - Audio

  44. 44
    • MM - Seasonal Allergies - Webinar Chat Text

    • Note on Respiratory System document by Matthew

    • MM - Seasonal Allergies

    • Respiratory System by Matthew Wood (99 pages, not downloadable)

    • MM - Seasonal Allergies - Video

    • MM - Seasonal Allergies - Audio

  45. 45
    • MM - Food Allergies and Sensitivities - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Food Allergies and Sensitivities - Handout by Francis

    • MM - Food Allergies and Sensitivities - "Orange Peel Video" from Francis

    • MM - Food Allergies and Sensitivities - Video

    • MM - Food Allergies and Sensitivities - Audio

  46. 46
    • MM - Headache - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Headache - Handout by Phyllis

    • MM - Headache - Support Materials by Matthew

    • MM - Headache - Video

    • MM - Headache - Audio

  47. 47
    • MM - Anger, Bitterness, Hate - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Herbs for Anger, Bitterness, and Hate by Matthew Wood

    • MM - Herbs (including flower essences) to Alleviate Anger, Bitterness, and Hate

    • Herbs (including flower essences) to Alleviate Anger, Bitterness, and Hate

  48. 48
    • MM - Anxiety, Fear and Worry - Webinar Chat Text and Transcript

    • MM - Anxiety, Fear and Worry by Phyllis D. Light, MS

    • MM - Anxiety, Fear and Worry - Video

    • MM - Anxiety, Fear and Worry - Audio

  49. 49
    • Herbs to Aid the Depressed State - Webinar Chat Text and Transcripts

    • MM - Herbs to Aid the Depressed State by co-teacher Judy Lieblein

    • MM - Herbs to Aid the Depressed State by Matthew Wood

    • MM - Herbs to Aid the Depressed State - Video

    • MM - Herbs to Aid the Depressed State - Audio

    • MM - Herbs to Aid the Depressed State - Test

  50. 50
    • MM - The Elements with Judith Hill, Phyllis Light & Tara Baklund - Webinar Chat Text and Transcript

    • MM - The Elements with Judith Hill, Phyllis Light & Tara Baklund - Video

    • MM - The Elements with Judith Hill, Phyllis Light & Tara Baklund - Audio

    • MM - The Elements - by Judith Hill

    • MM - Elements - History - Slides by Judith Hill

    • MM - The Elements - Bodytypes - Illustrations by Judith Hill

    • MM - The Four Elements – A Brief Overview By Phyllis D. Light, MA

    • MM - You-niversal Self-care by Tara Baklund (excerpt for Herbs A to Z Elements class)

  51. 51
    • MM - Specific Indications for Herbs - Webinar Chat Text and Transcript

    • Monitoring the Action of a Specific Remedy by Matthew Wood

    • MM - Specific Indications for Herbs - Video

    • MM - Specific Indications for Herbs - Audio

    • MM - Specific Indications Test

  52. 52
    • MM - Pharmacology of the Three Selves by Matthew Wood

    • MM - Neurotransmitters and the Three Selves - Video and Resources

    • MM - Neurotransmitters and the Three Selves - Audio

  53. 53
    • MM - Muscles, Joints, Flexibility by Phyllis D. Light, MA

    • MM - Joint Pain, Flexibility and Repair - Video and Resources

    • MM - Joint Pain, Flexibility and Repair - Audio

  54. 54
    • MM - Digestion by Mary Pat Palmer, MA

    • MM - Digestion, Differential Evaluation and Remedies by Matthew Wood

    • MM - Digestion - Video and Resources

    • MM - Digestion - Audio

  55. 55
    • The Mind Body Connection in Holistic Medicine: Organs, Mind and Emotions

    • Mind and Emotions by Matthew Wood, MS

    • The Mind Body Connection in Holistic Medicine: Organs, Mind and Emotions - Video and Resources

    • The Mind Body Connection in Holistic Medicine: Organs, Mind and Emotions - Audio

  56. 56
    • Interview with a Native American Practitioner - Video and Resources

    • Interview with a Native American Practitioner - Audio

    • American Indian Medicine by Matthew Wood, MS

  57. 57
    • St. John's Wort: Celebrating Midsummer Day - Video and Resources

    • St. John's Wort: Celebrating Midsummer Day - Audio

    • Short Guest Teacher Bio, Sun Infused St. John's Wort Oil Recipe, Notes, Pictures

  58. 58
    • Survey Question

 

Documents are not downloadable. Please note that Matthew often adds manuscripts of upcoming books and is allowing students early access to these works-in-progress; therefore, they are available as 'view-only' documents and are not downloadable.

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Materia Medica Class

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Excellent class - a little hard to hear at times, but I learned a lot!

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Cucumber Water & Solomon's Seal

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I love this course. I guess everyone has different ways of learning, and this was great for me. I learned so much from listening to Matthew. I took lots of n...

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I love this course. I guess everyone has different ways of learning, and this was great for me. I learned so much from listening to Matthew. I took lots of notes then realized there were PDF pages that I can print and read again and again. I'm sure I will watch the videos again also. I knew a little bit about Solomon's Seal, but this class filled I all the gaps. Also the info on cucumber water was great! Unfortunately I was unable to be in on the live version and really appreciate being able to see it later. I hope I can be there for future classes, but timing is iffy. Thank you Matthew for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us. Karin Archibald

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Soloman's Seal

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So much info, remedies, case studies, and laughter. Great learning style.

So much info, remedies, case studies, and laughter. Great learning style.

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As always, Matthew's class is informative and this online format is so wonderful; it isn't always possible to travel so this makes it possible to learn with Matthew, one of the world's most esteemed herbalists. I'm so grateful that this is available and always enjoy learning with Matthew.

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First Monthly Class: Cucumber and Solomon's Seal

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Hi There: I had a computer glitch and was unable to participate in the online class live. I just watched the recording and very much enjoyed it. I had already learned a bit about cucumber water and Solomon's Seal from participating in the seminar held at Green Comfort in April. I have been using both since then, with good results, for Lyme related symptoms. It was very helpful to learn more about these two things from this first online class. I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in these classes. Thank you, Matthew, for your willingness to share your knowledge and wisdom. My independent herbal studies are greatly enhanced and enriched by your valuable input. Pax, Montserrat Vittitow

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Solomon Seal - 1st class

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I love Matthew Wood's books and read some of them, his approach to the plant healing actions is from a thousand angles really speaks to me. I knew his Materia Medica course would be quite educational, but I was underestimating Matthew. He LOVES to share his knowledge and speaks not only from his experience, but also from other herbalists and practitioners. He pours his knowledge. Investing into this course is the best thing I did. Thank you, Matthew, for your wisdom and desire to share it with us, beginning herbalists. Honestly, from this first class I found out more about Solomon Seal than I did (preparing for this class) from all the books and articles I could find. Thank you, and God bless!

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This is a wonderful way to get to know the plants and I love that it contains different methods of learning including written, video and audio.

This is a wonderful way to get to know the plants and I love that it contains different methods of learning including written, video and audio.

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Signee Hoffman

I learned so much from the ground up my head is exploding. Thank you Matthew for empowering the public to take their health back into their hands.

I learned so much from the ground up my head is exploding. Thank you Matthew for empowering the public to take their health back into their hands.

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Lymphatic System

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Great info!

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Really enjoyed & appreciated this topic!

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