Mushromatherapy – Part 1

Artist’s Conk / Ganoderma applanatum Any of you who’ve stuck your nose up to a mushroom know that they are aromatic.  Even if they just smell like “mushroom”, which, by the way, is largely due to the chemical octanol and its relatives. Some mushrooms smell...

Monkshood

Went looking for mushrooms today. Found nothing but a few Corts : ( But I did find a lovely patch of Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum), one of my favorite wildflowers (for just looking at!) around here. Monkshood contains alkaloids such as aconitine, mesaconitine, and...