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Frankincense…it doesn’t just smell good, it’s good for your gut!

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Lavender!

Lavender! Great smell. Great medicine. Grow it. Use it in your recipes. Include it in your formulas.   https://www.facebook.com/basmatidotcom/videos/1748166361934511/

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Is Calendula in your garden?

Calendula…beautiful, immensely useful, easy to grow!   https://www.facebook.com/basmatidotcom/videos/1732596863491461/

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Mushroom Medicine: Making double extracts

Double extracts (combined tincture and tea) are a great way to take mushroom medicine but are expensive to buy. Why not learn to make your own?   https://basmati.com/2018/08/01/mushroom-medicine-making-double-extracts

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Myrrh! Get to know this great aromatic and medicine.

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Get to know Frank(incense…)!

Frankincense resin has been used since ancient times for its scent, but did you know it’s also helpful medicinally?   https://www.facebook.com/basmatidotcom/videos/1703634623054352/

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Pine, Cypress, Juniper, Fir, Cedarwood…amazing scents!

The best way to experience conifer essential oils here in Colorado is to simply hit the mountains for a walk in the forest. But having little brown bottles of oil around comes in handy…   https://basmati.com/2018/07/04/essential-oil-essentials-5-fantastic-conifer-oils

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Comfrey to the rescue!

One of my favorite plants for pain and tissue healing…Comfrey! Healing Benefits of Comfrey! Basmati.com sits down with Dr. Marija Helt to talk about all the wonderful healing benefits of comfrey! Posted by Basmati on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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Mushroom cooking 101

Learned this trick on a rainy camping trip during herb school. Now, every time I cook mushrooms, it takes me back to the woods in Marin….   https://basmati.com/2018/06/22/don%E2%80%99t-mushrooms-dry-saut%C3%A9-them-change-your-mind  

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There’s great medicine in your spice cabinet: Turmeric!

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Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Making infused oils

Plant and resin-infused oils….fun to make, great in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, cosmetics case and bedroom (OK, I don’t talk about the last one in the article, but take my word for it…).   https://basmati.com/2018/06/25/witchin%E2%80%99-kitchen-making-infused-oils-medicine-beauty-cooking

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Plantain…get to know this useful weed!

Plantain…a weed likely somewhere near you! One of the best first aid plants. Not to be confused with plantains (bananas).   https://www.facebook.com/basmatidotcom/videos/1672608702823611/                                     … Continue reading

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All about Passionflower – or what I could squeeze in in fewer than 10 min

Passionflower is ridiculously beautiful and is helpful for various nervous system-related issues. I grew it on the ugly chain link fence between my place and neighbors’ in San Fran and it transformed the divide into beauty. On another note, WTH … Continue reading

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Mystical Mugwort: For digestion, dreams & more

For those who watched the mugwort video, here’s an article that delves a bit further into this great and easy to grow plant…   https://basmati.com/2018/06/13/mystical-mugwort-digestion-dreams-more

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Chamomile…an astoundingly useful herb that doesn’t get the respect it deserves!

One use I don’t mention in the video…Chamomile tea bag poultice for an irritated eye. This came in handy once on a road trip… Soak the bag and place it over the eye for 10-15 minutes.   https://www.facebook.com/basmatidotcom/videos/1656006654483816/

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Essential Oil Essentials: A quick guide to citrus oils

https://basmati.com/2018/06/06/essential-oil-essentials-quick-guide-citrus-oils   Some of the best smelling, most uplifting oils, IMHO….

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Superfoods 101: Goji berries overflow with antioxidants

Wolfberries! Aka. Goji…… https://basmati.com/2018/05/29/superfoods-101-goji-berries-overflow-antioxidants

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3 Liver-loving mushrooms: Reishi, Turkey Tails & Oyster Mushroom

Mushrooms for your liver!   https://basmati.com/2018/05/23/3-liverloving-mushrooms-turkey-tails-reishi-oyster-mushrooms

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Enhance dream time with Mugwort

A really fun herb to play with…Mugwort! A dream world plant in the Artemesia genus, named for the goddess Artemis (Diana), who, in turn, is associated with the moon and with nature. And also a bad ass huntress.   https://www.facebook.com/basmatidotcom/videos/1637248026359679/

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