Who still hears Nicholas Culpeper's voice?  

Nicholas Culpeper was the 17th century rebel herbalist who dared to write a 'complete herbal' in plain English to empower the  'common people.'

He also fought against the king in his free time... but let's stick to herbalism.  His writings represent the primal source of the English language herbal tradition.  

This class is an exploration of the medical terminology of the time, along with valuable herbal remedies.  

We will let the language come alive in our imagination, visualizing the scenery of the times. This is truly rich material, coming from a 'pre-molecular' worldview of the universe and our place in it. 

This is not a course on astrological herbalism.  Rather, it is the first step in the door, reacquainting ourselves with the language of the time, with practical and creative uses of the remedies in our day.  Open to anyone interested in the history of English language herbalism. 

Who is this for?

• Those who want to know the history of English language herbalism •
• Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced •

All can benefit from the herbal and traditional medical insights given here!

Practitioners and students of all levels can benefit. We discuss cases and applications of the material suitable for all levels of herbal practice. Culpeper left his masterpiece for anyone willing to peer into it with an inquisitive mind.

Francis Bonaldo has been a practising herbalist for 15 years.  He served as a member of faculty in the acupuncture department of Rosemont College (Montreal, Canada) from 2011 to 2015. He specializes in chinese pulse evaluation and is co-author of “Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation-a conversation” with Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light. Francis wildcrafts over one hundred plants from the northeastern forests and prairies of the continent for use in his clinical practice and also commonly teaches beginning and intermediate classes in herbal medicine and pulse evaluation. Practising and teaching these ancestral forms of medicine is for Francis both a passion and a vocation.

Francis holds a Master of Science degree in acupuncture and oriental Medicine from AAAOM (Minnesota).  He is a continuing education provider certified with NCCAOM.  He has also completed an apprenticeship with Lise Wolff, M. Sc. (herbalist) as well as advanced studies with Matthew Wood M. Sc. (herbalist).

Learn more about Francis here.

In these classes you'll learn...

  • This is about our “roots” as English speaking herbalists. (Ha! Even if it's taught by a French speaking herbalist!) Nicholas Culpeper is the rebel who broke herbalism away from the doctors and made it into a separate discipline.

  • The value of pre-modern medical terminology and insights—which have been proven in the clinic of a contemporary herbalist.

  • Great remedies from the primal source book of English language herbalism, Culpeper’s Herbal (1652). The only book other than the Bible that has never been out of print since 1652. Clinically proven indications, including pulse, tongue, and reliable symptoms.

Includes

4 hours of video teaching PLUS!

  • 37 page handout from Francis

    Francis describes this as 'beginning research;' a very handy summary of renaissance and modern terms for ailments and their remedies.

  • Optional Test

    Test your learning or earn credit towards accreditation (see HELP page for more details)

  • Q&A

    Benefit from online Q&A with teachers. Discussion sections are provided so students can comment and question on the class at any time!

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • Culpeper - Free Preview 32 minute Intro Class

  3. 3
    • Culpepper Repertory Research by Francis Bonaldo (37 pages, downloadable)

  4. 4
    • Culpeper Class #1 - Webinar Chat Text

    • Culpeper - Class #1 - Video

    • Culpeper - Class #1 - Audio

  5. 5
    • Culpeper Class #2 - Webinar Chat Text

    • Culpeper - Class #2 - Video

    • Culpeper - Class #2 - Audio

  6. 6
    • Test (optional)

    • Culpeper Test - 1

    • Culpeper Test - 2

    • Culpeper Test - 3

  7. 7
    • Please share your thoughts

5 star rating

a great course if you want to understand Culpeper better

ERICA GUINN

This course was so informative and fun. Matthew and Frances made Culpeper's work very accessible. I feel more comfortable using many of Culpeper's remedies n...

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This course was so informative and fun. Matthew and Frances made Culpeper's work very accessible. I feel more comfortable using many of Culpeper's remedies now that I understand better how he used them. Thank you so much!

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