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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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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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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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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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