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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.

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.

For this BB you will create:
- a journal page about the recipe and dosage information for ginger root decoction
- Make the decoction, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Optional:
- 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 about the uses and attributes of gingerroot decoction

Drawing of a 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 recipe, how to use gingerroot decoction, and observations of efficacy and room for notes on how to improve the recipe in future.
- picture of the ginger root (either being harvested or if you live somewhere where ginger does not grow, it may be store-bought)
- picture of the decoction being made
- picture of the finished decoction in its labelled jar.

Optional:
- the journal page showing the attributes of ginger and how to harvest and get it ready to use
- the journal page showing attributes of ginger decoction and why we want to make it.
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Ginger decoction done. Wow! That stuff will put hair on your chest!
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Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

I certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Vera,

I hate to do this to you, but can you please post this here:

https://permies.com/wiki/108848/PEP-BB-Medicine-sand-gingerdecoction

??
 
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Oh darn! I will work on that later. I don't know how I messed that up.
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