Live and Recorded Online Classes

Learn from Master Herbalist Matthew Wood!

  • What's Included

    While you are a subscriber of this course you will be given access to all Materia Medica class recordings - over 50 hours of classes! You will also have the option to attend live classes being offered! Join in on the Q&A and Discussion with Matthew and other students too!

  • When

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

  • Cost

    For only $8 per month you get access to over 50 hours of material, live classes and Q&A and Discussion! More details about subscriptions in the HELP section above.

Including...

Each class includes many herbs and subjects:

  • Herbal Properties and Energetics

  • Traditional and Modern Uses

  • Pharmacology

  • Homeopathic Uses (if any)

  • Cultural history ex. China, Europe, America

  • Preparations

  • Environmental Issues

  • Plant identification

  • Personal experience of audience

  • Case Histories, Stories, Discussion & Q&A, Access to private online community

Upcoming Class

July 1st  

with Matthew Wood and Amanda Nicole - Alchemillas.com

*Details are below under NEXT CLASS. Class topics are subject to change

Does the topic of Animal Medicines fascinate you? Check out our upcoming 3-day weekend course. Get a head-start with 8 hours of BONUS material and join the Free Intro Class HERE!

Start at anytime! Complete the lessons at your own pace. The monthly subscription gives access to pre-recorded and upcoming live-online classes while you are an active monthly *subscriber. You will receive an email 2 days before class with details and simple instructions on how to attend the live-online class. The recording of the most recent class is edited and added to the curriculum within 2 days of the live-online class. To join a single class simply subscribe and then unsubscribe right away (see HELP for details) - this way you will have access to content for 1 month. 

Course Curriculum

Over 50 hours of Materia Medica

  • 1

    Welcome!

  • 2

    NEXT CLASS - Bat/Holly Medicine - Matthew Wood and Amanda Nicole - July 1st - 7:00 - 9:00 PM Central (US - Chicago time)

    • Webinar Instructions

    • ***Webinar Link*** Pre-registration is Open

  • 3

    BONUS

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

  • 4

    Cucumber Water and Solomon's Seal

    • 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

    False Solomon's Seal, Osmunda, Marshmallow Root, Borage

    • 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

    Comfrey, Slippery Elm, Boneset

    • Free Preview

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

    • MM - Comfrey, Slippery Elm, Boneset - Video

    • Audio

  • 7

    The 6 Tissue States

  • 8

    Astringents

  • 9

    Wound Remedies

  • 10

    Bear, Elk and Rabbit Medicine

  • 11

    Aromatics part 1

  • 12

    Aromatics part 2

    • MM - Aromatics Part 2 - Audio

  • 13

    Antiseptics

  • 14

    Organ Systems and Herbs

  • 15

    [More on] Alteratives

  • 16

    Organ Specificity and Herbs

  • 17

    Organ Remedies and the Doctrine of Signatures

  • 18

    Intestinal Remedies

  • 19

    Brain, Head, Eyes

    • Summary

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

    • MM - Brain, Head, Eyes - Video

    • Audio

    • About the Nervous System Series

  • 20

    Herbs and Neurotransmitters

    • 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

  • 21

    Nervines - Special 3-hour class!

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • About the Nervous System Series

    • MM - Nervines - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Nervines - Video

    • Audio

  • 22

    Nervines, Trickster and Coyote Medicine

  • 23

    Series: Heart, Blood, Circulation - TOPIC: Heart, Hawthorn, and Friends

  • 24

    Series: Heart, Blood, Circulation - TOPIC: Blood

  • 25

    Series: Heart, Blood, Circulation - TOPIC: Circulation

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Circulation - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Circulation - Images

    • MM - Circulation - Video

    • Audio

  • 26

    Series: Heart, Blood and Circulation - TOPIC: Thermoregulatory System (fever, circulation)

    • 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

  • 27

    Mediterranean Herbs - Matthew in France!

    • 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

  • 28

    Series: Heart, Blood, Circulation - TOPIC: Anemia and Special Anemias

  • 29

    Extracellular Matrix

    • Free Preview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • MM - Extracellular Matrix - Webinar Chat Text

    • MM - Extracellular Matrix - Video

    • MM - Extracellular Matrix - Audio

  • 30

    Colds, Coughs, Fever, Flu

    • 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

  • 31

    Lymphatic System

    • 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

  • 32

    The Thermoregulatory System

  • 33

    Herbal First Aide

  • 34

    Immune System

  • 35

    Native American Heritage Gift of the Female Remedies

    • 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

  • 36

    Solomon's Seal with Matthew Wood and Lise Wolff

  • 37

    Please Share Your Thoughts...

    • Survey Question

Upcoming Renovations

Starting in June classes and series of classes will be converted into mini-courses with extra materials and testing to earn for a certificate designed and signed by Matthew Wood. 

From that time on we will still be doing monthly Materia Medica but with two teachers discussing their familiarity with several important medicinal plants.  


 These classes are, in the order they will likely be converted:

- The Thermoregulatory System

- Series: Heart, Blood, Circulation

-  Series: Herbs and Neuro transmitters, Nervines: Brain, Head, and Eyes

- Extracellular Matrix


We suggest you study these classes first if your objective is not to take a test and earn a certificate; that is, you want to learn more casually.

Starting in June these classes will be removed from the Materia Medica and made into mini-courses.

This will help make room for a new series of Materia Medica classes. Yes, many of these former classes will remain here.

What Students are Saying

About Materia Medica with Matthew Wood

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victoria schneider

Thank you very much! I have all your books and am blessed to be receiving more of your wisdom, through these webinars. Thank you !! Loved and am learning wit...

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Thank you very much! I have all your books and am blessed to be receiving more of your wisdom, through these webinars. Thank you !! Loved and am learning with these classes!

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Matthew Wood's Materia Medica Class delves deep into herb...

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 Bo...

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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!

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Materia Medica Class

Carol Whitescarver

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

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

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Cucumber Water & Solomon's Seal

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 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

diana tilton

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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Informative and Fun

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 ...

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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

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 al...

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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

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 Mater...

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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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Materia Medica is invaluable

rita hogan

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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Excellent review of systems and herbs

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

Annette Howell

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This is an amazing value and a convenient way to learn from Master Herbalist Matthew Wood!

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Pam Broekemeier

I had taken a class a few years ago with Lise, and this was an excellent refresher for me. Thank you!

I had taken a class a few years ago with Lise, and this was an excellent refresher for me. Thank you!

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