Liv Smith

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Thank you for this thread!

I love mint, and would really love to use more of it.

Another use can be bug repellent. Most bugs don’t like to be around it.
5 days ago
Welcome to permies from a “neighboor” PNW homesteader. ☺️
2 weeks ago
This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a tincture out of dandelion root.

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of dandelion root and how to ID and harvest it. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for dandelion root tincture.
- Make the dandelion root tincture, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.


(www.deeprootsathome.com)

Mountain Rose Herbs video on how to make a tincture:



More web pages to assist you in your research on how to make a dandelion root tincture and its beefits:

https://deeprootsathome.com/homemade-dandelion-tincture/
https://www.sewisewomen.com/resources-articles/item/make-a-dandelion-root-tincture
https://musingsofamountainmama.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/fresh-dandelion-root-tincture/https://www.rjwhelan.co.nz/herbs%20A-Z/dandelion.html

To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the attributes of dandelion roots and how to harvest and prepare them
- the journal page showing the attibutes of the dandelion roots tincture
- picture of the dandelion roots, either harvested by you or purchased
- picture of the tincture being made
- picture of the finished tincture in its labeled jar.
1 month ago
I know it's the wrong time to ask questions, with the kickstarter starting and such, but I 'm gonna leave it here, and look for an answer whenever there is time:

For the BB pages on tinctures, since the tincture is not actually ready to be bottled in its finished form till weeks later, wwhat do we want students to post as proof of completion? (for the other concoctions it's a picture of the finished prroduct in its labeled jar).

Thank you.
1 month ago
This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a tincture out of dandelion root.

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of dandelion root and how to ID and harvest it. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for dandelion root tincture.
- Make the dandelion root tincture, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.


(www.deeprootsathome.com)

Mountain Rose Herbs video on how to make a tincture:



More web pages to assist you in your research on how to make a dandelion root tincture and its beefits:

https://deeprootsathome.com/homemade-dandelion-tincture/
https://www.sewisewomen.com/resources-articles/item/make-a-dandelion-root-tincture
https://musingsofamountainmama.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/fresh-dandelion-root-tincture/https://www.rjwhelan.co.nz/herbs%20A-Z/dandelion.html

To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the attributes of dandelion roots and how to harvest and prepare them
- the journal page showing the attibutes of the dandelion roots tincture
- picture of the dandelion roots, either harvested by you or purchased
- picture of the tincture being made
- picture of the finished tincture in its labeled jar.
1 month ago
This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a decoction from thyme.

Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material to dissolve the chemicals of the material, which may include leaves, stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.


- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of thyme and how harvest and  prepare thyme. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for thyme decoction
- Make the decoction, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.



(teaandmagic.wordpress.com)

Page with instructions on how to make a herbal decoction:

https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/herbal-infusions-and-decoctions

All about thyme:

https://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/t/thygar16.html


To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the attibutes thyme and how to harvest and prepare it
- the journal page showing the attibutes of the thyme decoction
- picture of the thyme herb, either harvested by you or purchased
- picture of the decoction being made
- picture of the finished decoction in its labeled jar.
1 month ago
This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is art of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a decoction from stinging nettle leaf.

Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material to dissolve the chemicals of the material, which may include stems, leaves, roots, bark and rhizomes.


- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of stinging nettle and how to ID and to harvest it. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for stinging nettle leaf decoction
- Make the decoction, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Drawing of nettle from Richard Whelan website:


Good webpages with info about stinging nettles and its uses:

https://www.rjwhelan.co.nz/herbs%20A-Z/nettles.html

https://pfaf.org/plants/edible-weeds-urtica-dioica-stinging-nettle/

To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the attibutes of stinging nettle leaves and how to ID and harvest it
- the journal page showing the attibutes of the stinging nettle leaf decoction
- picture of the stinging nettle leaves, either harvested by you or purchased
- picture of the decoction being made
- picture of the finished decoction in its labeled jar.

1 month ago
This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is art of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a decoction from ginger root.

Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material to dissolve the chemicals of the material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of ginger and how to prepare root. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for ginger root decoction
- Make the decoction, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Drawing of ginger plant from Richard Whelan's website:


Very good page with information on ginger:

https://www.rjwhelan.co.nz/herbs%20A-Z/ginger.html

Webpage with info on how to make a decoction in general:

https://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/herbal-apothecary-101-herbal-decoction

To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the attibutes of ginger and how to prepare it
- the journal page showing the attibutes of the ginger decoction
- picture of the ginger root ready to be made into decoction
- picture of the decoction being made
- picture of the finished decoction in its labeled jar.
1 month ago
This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is art of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a decoction from dandelion root.

Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material to dissolve the chemicals of the material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of dandelion and how to ID and to harvest dandelion root. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for dandelion root decoction
- Make the decoction, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Photo of dandelion root from Mountain Rose Herbs website:



Here is a good description on how to make dandelion root decoction.

https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-dandelion-decoction/

And another one:

https://www.sundaygardener.net/how-to-harvest-and-prepare-dandelion-roots-ii/

To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the attibutes of dandelion and how to ID and harvest it
- the journal page showing the attibutes of the dandelion root decoction
- picture of the dandelion root, either harvested by you or purchased
- picture of the decoction being made
- picture of the finished decoction in its labeled jar.
1 month ago
This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is art of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a decoction from dandelion root.

Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material to dissolve the chemicals of the material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of dandelion and how to ID and to harvest dandelion root. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for dandelion root decoction
- Make the decoction, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Photo of dandelion root from Mountain Rose Herbs website:



Here is a good description on how to make dandelion root decoction.

https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-dandelion-decoction/

And another one:

https://www.sundaygardener.net/how-to-harvest-and-prepare-dandelion-roots-ii/

To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the attibutes of dandelion and how to ID and harvest it
- the journal page showing the attibutes of the dandelion root decoction
- picture of the dandelion root, either harvested by you or purchased
- picture of the decoction being made
- picture of the finished decoction in its labeled jar.
1 month ago