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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.

In this badge bit, you will harvest, dry and store peppermint



You need to dry enough to make a tea, infusion or decoction. If you have not already, you will also make a journal page about the uses and attributes and how to ID and how to grow the herb

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your fresh herbs being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, or in a bag, etc)
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labelled container.
- a picture of your journal page recording where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.
- (optional) a picture of your journal page listing the attributes and uses of the herb.
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I dried some peppermint when I made tea the other day (last month).  Normally it's dried in our solar dehydrator but it was cloudy so I used a plate in the sun in the living room for a couple days.

My journal is a Word-like document so instead of a picture of the journal, here's a cut and paste from the applicable part of my journal:

Peppermint
Culinary?  Yes, yummy!  
Medicinal uses:
 Digestive aid
 Relieves gas and nausea
 Antispasmotic
 Reduces pain of headaches, bee stings, burns and toothaches
Locations:
 South side of the orchard plum trees
Harvest log:
 10/19/19 – dried on plate

Peppermint-being-harvested.jpg
Peppermint being harvested
Peppermint being harvested
Drying-on-a-plate.jpg
Drying on a plate
Drying on a plate
Stored.jpg
Stored
Stored
Staff note (Dave Burton):

I hereby certify this BB as complete

 
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