The Undying Flame of
Herbal Medicine

The Undying Flame of Herbal Medicine is the original God-given, Nature-grown, safe, effective, and simple form of medicine. It is the People’s medicine. Yet practitioners have been persecuted, and modern people have been taught to fear plants and laugh at herbs. Meanwhile, Big Pharma makes more and more expensive, dangerous medicines, which they are now sometimes allowed to release untested. Big Pharma receives billions of dollars in government support; we receive nothing. Indeed, the most popular scientific research on herbs in the US are the attempts to show that simple, long-eaten foods and herbs are dangerous. We labor on in the obscurity of harassment and censorship but our calling is God-given and our love of Nature is unbreakable. We are herbalists, the most ancient of all - what are traditionally called - healers.

In What is Herbalism: the Undying Flame, Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light take the viewer on a historical journey, exploring the evolution of herbalism; along the way, we’re introduced to historical herbalists that have carried and passed the torch throughout time, geography, and culture.  Matthew and Phyllis also discuss the timeless paradigms that we use to communicate with Nature, who is most certainly alive and magical.  This course covers:

  • The differences between herbal acceptance in the northern and southern parts of the United States
  • Important herbalists who kept the herbalist traditional alive
  • Herbal traditions from across the globe
  • Plants as teachers
  • Different paradigms of thought and how they relate to plant teaching
  • The importance of Dreamtime and plant communication


This introductory class is taught by two renowned herbalists, authors, and teachers who have practiced for a combined total of over 75 years - Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light MA


  • Online Materials

    Access to a 28-page non-downloadable document by Matthew Wood.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A during and after class

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

  • 2 hours of teaching

    2 hours of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood, MS & Phyllis D. Light, MA.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome Message

    1. What is Herbalism - video

    2. What is Herbalism - audio

    1. About Non-Downloadable Documents

    2. Undying Flame Herbal Medicine (paper) • updated 8.29.22 (28 pages, not downloadable)

    1. Tests and Certificates (8-30-22)

    2. The Undying Flame of Herbalism Test

    1. Please share your thoughts

About this course

  • $28.00
  • 8 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content



Matthew Wood's 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.

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.

If you are tracking hours, see the list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.

5 star rating

Great Course

Phoebe Cunningham

I found this course to be really insightful on many levels. I loved all of the valuable information shared by everyone involved. 10/10 recommend.

I found this course to be really insightful on many levels. I loved all of the valuable information shared by everyone involved. 10/10 recommend.

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5 star rating

Excellent Class

Serena DeHaven

Sincerely Enjoyed the stories of the herbal elders.

Sincerely Enjoyed the stories of the herbal elders.

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