First Aid for Herbalists

Practical - Empowering - Essential

Take the "sting" out of acute injuries with Herbal First Aid!
"Phyllis and Matthew are like encyclopedias!" 
 "I enjoy Phyllis Light and Matt's classes!" 
"Matthew and Phyllis always work so well together."

Bumps, scrapes, burns—life's battle scars we earn!

Discover the natural way to handle common mishaps! Tap into the healing properties of herbs that are available in your surroundings. Learn the right herbs to use and effective techniques to confidently apply them for relief and recovery.
Gain invaluable knowledge and practical skills to care for yourself and loved ones in times of need. In these classes, you'll:
  • Expand your understanding of common health concerns that can be managed at home.
  • Cultivate confidence in using local herbal resources and supporting your body's innate healing abilities.
  • Discover ways to address ailments prior to seeking medical intervention or alongside professional care.
  • Explore herbal remedies that offer unique benefits beyond conventional drugs.
  • Learn how to create holistic, budget-friendly remedies using herbs around you.
  • Understand precautions to consider, i.e. blood-thinning medications.
  • Approach health concerns from an energetic perspective and complementing diagnostic methods.

This is not a theoretical class. It is a journey rooted in decades of practical experience, real events, and transformative case studiesUnlock the art of herbalism through lived knowledge.


Support Materials

Herbal First Aid - Cuts, Lacerations, Bruises, Burns, Boils, Broken Bones, Bites - Matthew Wood, MS

Support Materials

First Aid - Phyllis D. Light, MA


4 hours of teaching


Certificate included
(see more below)

Pay Once = One Year Access

1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss

This is for you if you...

want to acquire the knowledge and skills to naturally address common accidents and injuries at home or in the field. 
want to feel more confident in dealing with health concerns using local herbal resources with practical insights and stories. 
want to build your understanding of holistic self-care with issues that can be remedied at home vs when to use professional medical help.

Upon completion, you will...

feel more confident to address many common first aid issues at home with herbs.
know what can easily be aided by herbs and when to see a doctor.
have a list of herbs to have on hand and know how to use them for first aid.


Immerse yourself in the traditional way of learning herbalism directly from experienced herbalists. Join Herbalists Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light, MA as they share their herbal knowledge. Through captivating stories drawn from more than 75 years of real-life, professional experiences and case histories, the teachings will stick in your mind, enhancing your retention and application of essential concepts. 

Matthew Wood, MS

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over forty years. He is an internationally known
teacher and author with more than ten books to his credit, including The Book of Herbal Wisdom
The Earthwise Herbals, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix, and A Shamanic Herbal 
(July 2024). Matthew has an MSc in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine 
(accredited, U. of Wales). He lives in the Midwest. 

Phyllis D. Light, MA 

As 4th generation herbalist, Phyllis started with lessons from her grandmother who taught from her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for 30+ years. She is the author of Southern Folk Medicine and co-author of Traditional Western Herbalism Pulse Evaluation.

Certificate Included

  • How to Get a Certificate

    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
    • Save or print your certificate!

    Available with subscription and individual course purchases.

  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 5 accredited hours
    • 3 hours Materia Medica
    • 1 hour Basic Human Sciences
    • 1 hour Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, and Dispensing

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
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First Aid for Herbalists

An essential class for anyone who wants to use natural remedies as a first option.

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