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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.



(Image from: proclaimm.com)

For this badge bit, you will create a ginger root poultice (fresh or frozen):
- Make ginger root poultice, with pictures of it being made, and of it being finished.

Here are some links and videos to guide you in researching ginger root and in creating your poultice:
https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Poultice
https://theherbalacademy.com/how-to-make-a-poultice-with-herbs/
http://www.healing-from-home-remedies.com/make-a-poultice.html
https://remedygrove.com/remedies/How-to-Make-a-Poultice







To document this BB, post pictures or a 2-minute video depicting the following:
Your ginger root (they can be harvested or store-bought if you live somewhere that does not grow ginger)
Your poultice in mid-preparation
Your completed poultice

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Ginger root poultice
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This was good timing for me because I just tried out a rusty, dull thresher on my overgrown lawn in 100 degree heat.  I can't bend now.

So I made this ginger poultice and used it on my back, and I do actually think it helped.







At this point I got impatient and minced the ginger my way, which is with a knife.





This is the very same poultice I put on my back 30 seconds after this picture was taken.  

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For my ginger root poultice, I minced up ginger and then mashed it up mixed with water. I added enough water to create a paste from the ginger. I completed a 17 mile hike yesterday, so my feet were killing me. Very practical use today.
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The ginger I started with
The ginger I started with
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After being minced, mixed with water and masher together.
After being minced, mixed with water and masher together.
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I stored the ginger in cheesecloth, then wrapped my foot to compress the cloth against my foot.
I stored the ginger in cheesecloth, then wrapped my foot to compress the cloth against my foot.
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I made a Ginger Root Poultice.  I placed the poultice on the bottom of my foot.  I have read ginger helps with blood flow and relaxation.

I grated the ginger, added the warm water then applied to my foot.
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I've had flare-ups of knee pain for the last year and a half, ever since I crawled on a hard floor with my daughter. I made a ginger poultice for a recent flare-up, and it took the pain away. I added dried comfrey to it, plus hot water to reconstitute the comfrey. I put the poultice on a cotton cloth and held it on place with a knee brace.
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Ginger root, bought from the store
Ginger root, bought from the store
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Grated ginger, dried comfrey, and hot water
Grated ginger, dried comfrey, and hot water
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Poultice on a cotton cloth
Poultice on a cotton cloth
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Poultice and cloth in my leg, held in place with a knee brace.
Poultice and cloth on my leg, held in place with a knee brace.
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