Herbs to Support the Heart & Cardiovascular System

Balancing - Unique - Holistic

A revised view of the cardiovascular system and the herbs that aid it.
"We need to revise our view of the cardiovascular system, both in terms of how it works and what we can do to help it. The cardiovascular system operates as a whole unit, the circulation of the blood depending on many factors more than just the beat of the heart itself: the pulling power of the capillaries, the pressure back on the heart from the periphery and kidneys, the condition of the blood itself.

I used to think of addressing the heart with herbs only in terms of cardio-specific remedies like hawthorn and cayenne, but now I appreciate the importance of herbs that act on tissues in a general way, like parsley, oak, rosemary, black walnut, and others." - Matthew Wood

Get to the heart of it with these herbal studies!

How can we, as holistic practitioners, help balance the state of the body; or better yet, help the body to come back to homeostasis?
From heart attacks to strokes, the cardiovascular system has long been a system of the body that has gotten our attention! The recent pandemic has also brought concerns to the fore.

Traditional Herbalism seeks to understand conditions in their energetic forms. For example, a traditional herbalist may ask and assess:
  • Is this an issue of heat (ex. inflammation)?
  • Is the blood low or high?
  • How quickly is the blood moving?

Phyllis will teach from her experience and traditions in Southern Folk Medicine.


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prerequisite bonus class: Herbs & Congealed Blood.

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POTS & other Cardiovascular Issues


7.25 hours of teaching


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This is for you if you...

want to gain a holistic understanding of cardiovascular issues from a traditional herbalist's perspective.
want to acquire practical skills to assess and address cardiovascular conditions.
want to learn to make informed decisions regarding cardiovascular health with the tools to address heart-related concerns.

Upon completion, you will...

feel more complete in your understanding of the classical and newly found ways that the cardiovascular system operates.
develop the ability to properly guide the this system back to homeostasis, empowering yourself as a holistic practitioner in cardiovascular health.
understand how and when to address an issue specifically or when a more general approach will improve the ailment holistically.


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 12.5 accredited hours
    • 4 hours Materia Medica
    • 3.5 hours Basic Human Sciences
    • 3 hours Nutrition and Medical Terminology
    • 0.5 hours History, Philosophy, and Therapeutic Paradigms and Applications (Including Energetics) of Various Systems of Herbal Medicine
    • 0.25 hours Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, and Dispensing
    • 1 hour Current Evidence-Based Botanical Research
    • 0.25 hours Practice Management and Ethics: 0.25 hour

    *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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Herbs to Support the Heart & Cardiovascular System

Updated perspective with age-old wisdom.

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