Making Mushroom Medicines

Jason Scott & Anna Sitkoff

Description
In this class we will talk about medicinal mushrooms, their compounds and how to extract them, as well as looking at various ways that we can make different types of mushroom medicines. From teas and tinctures to salves and lotions. We will make different products, hands on, and attendees can take stuff home with them for material cost!

About the Teachers
Jason Scott is a Mycologist, Ethnobotanist and Spagyricist who has studied traditional Hermetic Alchemy, from history and philosophy to practice, for the past 5 years. He has a background in Ethnobotany and Plant Medicine that started on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has carried back with him into his home: the Pacific North West. Born and raised in Oregon, Jason has an intrinsic interest in the Fungal Queendom and all of its aspects: from cultivation and mycoremediation, to historical and cultural relationships. Most specifically their medicinal application. Jason has studied various different healing modalities including Ayurveda in Nepal and Western Herbalism all over Oregon and Washington. He is on an ever-deepening journey of education to understand the practical applications of his interests, and the golden threads that connect them.

Anna is an absolute mycophile - mostly when it comes to the polypores and especially when it comes to their medicinal qualities  and the various ways of preparing them for assimilation into the human system. I am a student of Naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University and I do research exploring the cytotoxic and immuno-modulating properties of Fomitopsis (Rhodemfomes) cajanderi on various cancer cell lines. I have devoted a lot of time to creating a blog: Reishiandroses.com cajanderi on various cancer cell lines. I have devoted a lot of time to creating a blog: Reishiandroses.com ) where I have made monographs on the medicinal polypores of the PNW and provide recipes for various medicine making techniques. I also have created literature reviews with the most current polypore research around various topics that I find interesting.