Free Intro Class

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 with Francis Bonaldo, LAcMatthew Wood, MS.

We 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.

In these classes you'll learn...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A

    1 year to view and review content, ask questions, and discuss with fellow students and teachers.

  • 4 hours of teaching

    4 hours of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood and Francis Bonaldo

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

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

  3. 3
    • About Non-Downloadable Documents

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

    • Nicholas Culpeper by Matthew Wood (updated July 2022) (9 pages, not 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)

    • The History of Nicholas Culpeper Test (from readings)

    • Culpeper Video (Herbs of Culpeper) Test - 1

    • Culpeper Video (Herbs of Culpeper) Test - 2

  7. 7
    • Please share your thoughts

 

 

 

 

Single class purchase

1-year access to this class

The Library Bundle

Access to this class and many more.
(Full list can be found on The Library page.)

Start at any time! Complete the lessons at your own pace.

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

Tests are multiple-choice, and multiple attempts are permitted.

For those of you seeking clinical hours, we have a list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.




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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