osadha natural health, llc

Herbalism, medicinal mushrooms, foraging 

Anna marija helt, Ph.D 

herbalist~biologist

practicing since 2009

~HERBALISM In durango or wherever you are~

 

About Marija

Marija grew up running wild in the woods. (Well, at least ’til sunset.)  She’s a research scientist-turned-clinical herbalist, practicing since 2009.  Marija studied botanical medicine with Pam Fisher at the Berkeley Herbal Center (formally the Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies), with Kathi Keville at the Green Medicine Herb School, and for shorter stints with other herbalists. … (read more)

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  • Work on optimal health and wellness through a simple, personalized approach that’s doable and doesn’t break the bank.
  • Work with an experienced herbalist with over 12 years in clinical practice and another dozen years of experience in biomedical research.
  • Become acquainted with the “plant allies” and foods that best fit you.

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Durango Online Herbarium is up & contains 60+ fungal species. Plants are next...

I’m uploading over a decade’s worth of wild plant and mushroom photos, along with where they’re found and some additional basic info. I’ve started with fungi, and next will be plants. For now, entries are arranged alphabetically. Keep checking back to see the new uploads. You can use the search feature in the upper right corner to look for specific mushrooms or plants.  Note that many of the mushrooms and plants featured are not edible or medicinal so don’t assume you can stick ’em in your mouth just because they’re included in the herbarium.

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Upcoming Classes 

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TAMING ALLERGIES Sunday, March 17th, 2024, 10am-12:30pm in Durango

SPRING FORAGING CLASS Saturday April 27, 2024, 930-11am in Durango. 

POISONOUS PLANTS OF THE ROCKIES Live Zoom Class. Wed May 1st, 2024, 7-8:30pm Mountain Time.

POISONOUS MUSHROOMS OF THE ROCKIES Live Zoom Class. Wednesday June 26th, 2024, 7-830PM Mountain Time.

SUMMER FORAGING CLASS Saturday July 20, 2024, 930-11am in Durango.

                                    

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Want to learn about wild foods & medicines?

Sign up for 1-on-1 lessons whether you live in Durango, Dallas, or Delaware!  Check for upcoming classes and workshops that are in person or live-streamed.  Dive into 12 years worth of free articles and videos on herbalism, “mushroomism” and botanical aromatics.

14th Annual Good Medicine Confluence

GMC returns to Durango this year!  July 10th – 13th, 2024, at Fort Lewis College. The most vibrant, informative, and soul inspiring botanical conference I’ve been to. I’m teaching “Mushrooms for Gut Health” and “Beyond mushroom polysaccharides: A dive into the other magnificent medicinal mushroom molecules”  I have a couple/few discounted tickets available, otherwise you can purchase tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-medicine-confluence-2024-tickets-729029766657?aff=oddtdtcreator

Articles & Videos

Mushrooms to check out in Colorado

Photoessay in Denver Westword Boletes, the Vomiter, Fly Agaric, Shaggy Mane, Toothed Jelly Fungus, Agaricus, and more...    https://www.westword.com/restaurants/mushrooms-grow-colorado-forage-edible-poisonous-16931728

Drying Wild Mushrooms

My article in Edible New Mexico magazine about preparing cooked powders of wild mushrooms that you can use year round in the kitchen.   Read it here : ) 

Meet Fir

My article in Edible New Mexico magazine that shares a few ways to use Fir needles in the kitchen. See it here : ) 

Nothing to sneeze at

Get going now on functional foods to stave off springtime sniffles.  Article in Durango Telegraph    

Disclaimer

Content (c) Dr. Anna Marija Helt, Osadha Natural Health, LLC.  Permission to republish any of the articles or videos in full or in part online or in print must be granted by the author in writing. The articles and videos on this website for educational purposes only...