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Heal your gut to boost your mood

Gut and brain…they’re connected. And what you eat may impact your mood. It certainly does for me. If this speaks to you, read on!   https://basmati.com/2018/10/10/heal-your-gut-boost-your-mood

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Disclaimer

The information on this website, including “Articles”, is for educational purposes only & has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The copyrights of all … Continue reading

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Usnea…aka. Old Man’s Beard. A solid antimicrobial and immune stimulating “herb” on a tree near you….

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Thyme…so much more than just a cooking herb!

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4 herbs to get your lymph system going

https://basmati.com/2018/10/02/4-herbs-get-your-lymph-system-going

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1-on-1 Mentoring

Get personalized botanical education in this flexible program of learning w/ herbalist & scientist Anna Marija Helt, PhD In person or long distance (Skype) _______________ Some Topics Medicine making – Tinctures, percolations, infusions, decoctions, compound extractions, infused oils, creams, cordials, … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Poisonous Mushrooms

When: Thursday October 23, 630-8pm Where: Durango, Directions given upon RSVP Registration:  $20 optional donation. Do you forage for wild mushrooms?  Being able to ID poisonous mushrooms is as important as it is to know your own favorite edible or … Continue reading

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St. John’s Wort, FTW!

The Healing Benefits of St. John's Wort! Basmati.com sits down with Dr. Marija Helt to talk about the amazing healing benefits of St. John's Wort! Posted by Basmati on Wednesday, September 26, 2018  

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Et tu Brute? The Caesar’s Amanita Complex

…beautiful, some are edible, but don’t screw up the ID!  As has been said, every mushroom is edible once. I’ve been fascinated with Amanitas since not long after becoming a fungiphile. Amanitas run the gamut from deadly poisonous to mind-altering … Continue reading

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Free 3 part virtual herb walk in the San Juan Mountains!

Free 3 video series! This virtual herb walk near Andrews Lake will introduce you to great medicinals, beautiful wildflowers and deadly poisonous plants in the Rockies.  Just follow the link:   https://mailchi.mp/6f819fe9447b/coloradomedicinalplantwalkweminuche

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This month’s Herbaria is available!

Check out the most recent version of Herbaria….herbs, mushrooms, social and environmental rabblerousery!  From the publishers of Plant Healer Magazine and organizers of the annual Good Medicine Confluence:   http://www.mediafire.com/file/53y6rzjcncb6a9j/Herbaria_Vol9%25234opt.pdf/file

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Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Making Hydrosols

Home distillation on the stove top – It’s easier than you think to make your own hydrosols (scented waters)…   https://basmati.com/2018/09/19/witchin%E2%80%99-kitchen-making-hydrosols

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Mushroom Medicine: Making powdered extracts

Making a powdered mushroom extract …. strong mushroom medicine that’s easy to make.   https://basmati.com/2018/09/12/mushroom-medicine-making-powdered-extracts

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Kitchen Witchen’ – Local Botanicals for Cold & Flu

Workshop, 7 October 2018, 10am-1pm, Durango, CO Goals •Learn 10 local botanicals effective for cold & flu •Make 3 great remedies to take home •Have fun Registration – •$45 + $15 materials fee •Click “contact” or call 970-779-3111 to sign … Continue reading

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Oyster mushrooms! They’re great :)

Oyster mushrooms…delicious, medicinal and easy to grow (or buy at the market…).   https://www.facebook.com/basmatidotcom/videos/314178832467482/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdytfX46u8b9in3mDInSGSHjZ9mKU92Ay5P1EUa3JY98PQ%3AAdyuWQZjrA4-aSUOkDIrRzRzF53emTC8bEb2UK9KJuD7oA

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Local Medicinal Mushrooms (San Juan Mtns)

Come see me at the Whole Expo at the La Plata County Fairgrounds this Sunday. I’m teaching on Local Medicinal Mushrooms from 1030-1115 on the patio! Get your shroom on!

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Discover how foods affect your mood with an elimination diet

They’re kind of a pain to do, but very useful….   https://basmati.com/2018/09/05/discover-how-foods-affect-your-mood-elimination-diet

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5 great reasons to eat button mushrooms

At a grocery store near you…   https://basmati.com/2018/08/29/5-great-reasons-eat-button-mushrooms

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

https://basmati.com/2018/08/15/frankincense-digestive-health

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