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Monthly Materia Medica Class and Discussion

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Matthew Wood Monthly Class and Discussion - Materia Medica


The Third Wednesday of each month. 6-8pm CDT (GMT - 5:00)

The next class is October 18th


Join the class live online or enjoy the recording later at your leisure.


New herbs each month

In October's class Matthew will be covering "Wound Remedies"

  • Calendula
  • St. John's Wort
  • Yarrow
  • Plantain


Topics that may be covered for each herb:

  • Herbal Properties and Energetics
  • Traditional and Modern Uses
  • Pharmacology
  • Homeopathy (if any)
  • Culture ex. China, Europe, America
  • Preparations
  • Environmental Issues
  • Plant identification
  • Personal experience of audience
  • Discussion/Q&A



When you subscribe to this class you will be given access to previous class recordings. You will also receive emails with details on how to join the events LIVE online via your smart phone, tablet or computer! 


Please see the FAQ for answers to common questions.



For $8 monthly - Join the monthly class online LIVE and enjoy a growing library of classes, anytime!



We welcome you to discuss topics with other students in the "Student Discussion" section below. 

Matthew will not be moderating the discussion section - but encourages herbalist of all levels to share their questions and insights. 

Join one of the monthly classes to participate in the Q&A and get answers to your herbal questions! 

If you are having technical issues please see the FAQ  - contact information is there as well.



Matthew Wood
Matthew Wood
Master Herbalist

"A Real Live Herbalist"

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. In a period when many authors and lecturers are merely "arm chair herbalists" who offer theories and opinions based on book learning, and others have turned to the exotic traditions of India or China, he has been an active practitioner of traditional Western herbalism. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales).

Reviews (12)

Matthew Wood's Materia Medica Class delves deep into herbs......hang on!

by Carolyn Duncan
As somebody who has been studying herbs for the past seventeen years, and is currently enrolled as a student at HANE, and the University of Oregon, Master Botany Course this was beyond my expectations. The quality of the teaching is laid back and informal with so much meat attached to the bone. As a former professional dog breeder, I was introduced to herbs as a quality way to treat a kennel full of Rottweiler and have had an entire lifestyle change. I am seriously considering using the knowledge that I gain from all of these studies for a line of human and canine products. Matthew Wood's Materia Medica Class delves deep into herbs.......hang on!

by Sidney Barthell
Cordial and very informative.

Materia Medica Class

by Carol Whitescarver
Excellent class - a little hard to hear at times, but I learned a lot!
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Matthew Wood's Materia Medica Class delves deep into herbs......hang on!

by Carolyn Duncan
As somebody who has been studying herbs for the past seventeen years, and is currently enrolled as a student at HANE, and the University of Oregon, Master Botany Course this was beyond my expectations. The quality of the teaching is laid back and informal with so much meat attached to the bone. As a former professional dog breeder, I was introduced to herbs as a quality way to treat a kennel full of Rottweiler and have had an entire lifestyle change. I am seriously considering using the knowledge that I gain from all of these studies for a line of human and canine products. Matthew Wood's Materia Medica Class delves deep into herbs.......hang on!

by Sidney Barthell
Cordial and very informative.

Materia Medica Class

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

Soloman's Seal

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

Informative and Fun

by Allycia Jones Radford
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.

by Nat Forcier

by Natasa Zaric
Always delightful to listen to Matt's insights!

by Antonia Frank
Dear Mathew the sound was dipping in and out a bit in the beginning but it was ok after awhile I am just so thrilled to be on the course the information is great thank you so much warmly Antonia

Cucumber Water & Solomon's Seal

by Karin Archibald
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

First Monthly Class: Cucumber and Solomon's Seal

by Montserrat Vittitow
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

by Fatima bourara
I love Matthew Wood and learn soon much when I attend his classes. This time , however, I was a bit disappointed for the following reasons: I could hardly hear what he was saying because of bad acoustics and I was under the impression that we were going to cover cucumber and True Salomon's Seal , but he did not. I am still thrilled to be part of this wonderful and affordable learning experience but hope that next time will be better. Hi Fatima - Sound quality has been our biggest issue and rest-assured we are doing our best given all the circumstances to make sure the class is clearly audible. I have prepared a section the FAQ (see upper left corner) to help ensure you can hear as best as you can from your end. The first (Bonus) Reptertory talk is the most difficult to hear. Cucumber Water and True Solomon's Seal are covered in the first class (June). The recording is up for this event including documents - I hope you find more of what you were looking for :) Warmly, Tara

Solomon Seal - 1st class

by Natalya Tchekmareva
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!