Voyage with Culpeper

Practical Herbalism from the Renaissance

Historic - Classic - Inspiration

The Rosetta Stone to archaic herbal texts and remarkable insight into the man that shaped so much of herbalism as we know it.
"...deep into the world of Culpeper's herbs."
"...made Culpeper's work very accessible.."  
"a treat to hear how to understand the language."

Nicholas Culpeper was the 17th-century rebel herbalist who wrote a "complete herbal" to empower the  "common people."

Culpeper's writings represent the primal source of the English language herbal tradition.

These classes are an exploration of the medical terminology of the time, along with valuable herbal remedies with Francis Bonaldo, LAc & Matthew Wood, MS.

In these classes, 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 the first step to reacquainting ourselves with the language of the time, with practical and creative uses of the remedies in our day.  

All can benefit from the herbal and traditional medical insights given here!

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.


Support Materials

Free intro. class

Support Materials

10 page document from Matthew Wood

(not downloadable)

37 page handout from Francis Bonaldo


6 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...

value historical insight and want to explore the rich heritage of English language herbalism through the teachings of rebel herbalist Nicholas Culpeper.
want to delve into medical terminology  of the 17th century and gain practical herbal remedies still in use today!
are curious about the 'pre-molecular' worldview of the universe through Culpeper's teachings.

Upon completion, you will...

be able to better understand these precious, older texts having a key to the vernacular of the day and subsequent texts.
be able to unlock the insights from this brilliant, rebellious man who shaped herbalism as we know it, in so many fundamental ways.
be inspired to carve out your unique path in herbalism.


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.

Francis Bonaldo, LAc

Francis Bonaldo has been a practicing herbalist for 15 years. He served as a member of faculty in the acupuncture department of Rosemont College (Montreal, Canada) from 2011 to 2015. He specializes in 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 8 accredited hours
    • 2 hours Materia Medica
    • 6 hours History, Philosophy, and Therapeutic Paradigms and Applications (Including Energetics) of Various Systems of Herbal Medicine

    *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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A Voyage with Culpeper

Practical Herbalism from the Renaissance

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