Herbs and the Male Reproductive System

Holistic - Practical - Insightful

For you or the men in your life. Valuable information often overlooked.

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"Highly informative." 


The "man"-ual you never knew you needed!

Phyllis D. Light and Matthew Wood discuss the issues of the male reproductive system - a subject often overlooked in herbal teaching and literature.

They start with historical and cultural generalities. Some cultures have folk medical names for the whole complex of these male issues. This subject is ‘Elk Medicine’ in Native American herbal traditions. In Chinese herbalism, ‘kidney deficiency’ and ‘kidney stamina’ are metaphors for real conditions. In Western culture, men have distinctive experiences and attitudes towards health, aging, sexual stamina, partnership, and independence.
After generalities, Matthew and Phyllis move on to specific conditions, anatomy, and physiology. They start with general structures, such as the pelvic floor, moving on to specific organs and tissues.  Other topics include:
  • Hernia
  • Pelvic discomfort and tightness or looseness
  • Prostate. Swollen, painful, waking, urination, bladder stones
  • Prostate cancer (PSA, biopsy, surgery)
  • The prostate drug finasteride (Proscar)
  • Erectile dysfunction, impotence
  • Lack of sensation
  • Low testosterone
  • Male Fertility (will be covered in more detail in an upcoming class)
  • Jock itch, scrotal rash, penal rash, yeast infections
  • Bed-wetting in young boys
In addition to these issues, they discuss if there is a constitutional approach to some or all of them. They share case histories from decades of clinical herbal practice - including the strange and unusual.

This class is for all levels. There is something for everyone!

"Herbs and the Male Reproductive System" is a standalone class, but to help get the most out of this class, we recommend these classes:

*These are not included in any purchase options on this page.


Support Materials

15 page handout by Phyllis D. Light

(not downloadable)
Support Materials

2 documents by Matthew Wood

(not downloadable)

2.75 hours of teaching


Certificate included
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Pay Once = One Year Access

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

This is for you if you...

want to delve into the often overlooked realm of male reproductive health.
want a holistic understanding and a detailed examination of specific male reproductive conditions, anatomy, and physiology.
want to gain valuable insights into real-life situations, including unusual and unique cases.

Upon completion, you will...

be equipped with a wealth of knowledge regarding male reproductive health - from general cultural contexts to specific conditions.
be well-prepared to apply herbal remedies effectively from addressing pelvic discomfort, prostate issues, or conditions like erectile dysfunction.
have a nuanced understanding of how individual constitutional factors may play a role in health, allowing for a more personalized and targeted approach to well-being.


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, and A Shamanic Herba
(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 3.5 accredited hours
    • 1.5 hours Materia Medica
    • 2 hours Basic Human Sciences

    *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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