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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.

For this BB, you will create an infusion of ginger root (technically, ginger rhizome). Infusion is a method of extracting desired compounds from plant material by steeping the material in hot or cold water, depending on the plant and its attributes.

To show you’ve completed this Badge Bit, you must post a picture or video of:
- the rhizome you started with
- you making the infusion
- the finished  infusion
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We often make this for upset tummies in our house. Sometimes we even inoculate with probiotic and bottle it for a fizz. Does it have to come from ginger I harvested? I don't think it grows in Idaho. But we purchase it fresh. If the counts for a BB, then here are my pics.
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Ginger root
Ginger root
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Hot decoction infusion
Hot decoction infusion
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Bottled! Yum
Bottled! Yum
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This was surprisingly good. I was concerned it would be too strong, but it turned out mild and a pleasant morning cup of tea!
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Rhizome I started with
Rhizome I started with
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Preparing ginger root
Preparing ginger root
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Add to boiling water, turn off heat, cover, steep 5 minutes
Add to boiling water, turn off heat, cover, steep 5 minutes
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Strain
Strain
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Finished infusion
Finished infusion
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Can I make an infusion with fresh ginger leaves? I grow my own ginger and it’s not ready for harvesting, however, I do use the leaves as an aromatic in cooking. Thanks.
 
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For this BB, I had to purchase ginger as I can not get it to grow here in Colorado. However, this locally sourced bit turned out amazing.
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My rhizome
My rhizome
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Chopped up
Chopped up
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Getting the water ready
Getting the water ready
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Preparing the infusion
Preparing the infusion
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Straining
Straining
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Tasty
Tasty
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Mandatory I got this ginger from the store, seeing as ginger sadly does not grow well in Norway.

I chopped the ginger and put in a pot with water.
Boiled it up and let it infuse for 7 minutes under a lid.
Straight into cup, including all the bits since I really like chewing on them.
Added a dash of the syrup I made just before making the infusion.

Tastes alright, and helped clear out my clogged nostrils with its gingeriness!


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Chopchop!
Chopchop!
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Boiling went quickly on a heated stovetop.
Boiling went quickly on a heated stovetop.
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Ginger in a cup here posing with her sister, Syrup.
Ginger in a cup here posing with her sister, Syrup.
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Here's the infusion I made!
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The rhizome
The rhizome
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The infusion in the making
The infusion in the making
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The finished infusion
The finished infusion
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I've had a sore throat the last couple of days so made a ginger infusion. We can't grow them in London so I bought this one.
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Note: I certify this BB complete. Beautifully made.  Hope your throat is better soon.

 
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Lately I've been making a decoction in larger amounts but when I run out I might make a single cup infusion like this. Store bought organic ginger as mine is only being planted for the first time today. 1 cup of water to 1 heaped tablespoon of finely chopped ginger. Brough to the boil then lid on and let steep for 5-10 mins. A warming cuppa with a kick!
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Ginger rhizome whole and part chopped finely, about a tablespoon full
Ginger rhizome whole and part chopped finely, about a tablespoon full
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Infusion coming to a boil
Infusion coming to a boil
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Strained and ready to drink!
Strained and ready to drink!
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Note: Hey Penny! Nice ginger work! Next time, take care that the "you making the infusion" part of the directions for this bb may need to include part of YOU a hand, or selfie would be great.

 
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My Ginger Infusion is this morning's cup of tea.

Grated the ginger and added to boiling water.
Allowed to infuse for 10 minutes.
Poured the entire infusion into a cup as a tea.

Yum!  Ginger tea!  It'll clear the sinuses!

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Note: Great clarity with the photos and captions!

 
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To show you’ve completed this Badge Bit, you must post a picture or video of:
- the rhizome you started with
- you making the infusion
- the finished  infusion

Created an infusion by steeping in hot water for ten minutes. Delightful with a spoonful of honey. Opens the lungs right up in my experience.
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Before
Before
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Prepared
Prepared
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Steeping
Steeping
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Finished Product
Finished Product
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Note: I certify this BB complete.  Well done

 
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