- Make a decoction
- Strain and store your decoction
To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
- Willow Bark (either being harvested or just harvested)
- Making the decoction
- Finished decoction in its labeled jar
Hey Skip team! Starting a new workout, so I could appreciate a willow bark decoction! I harvested it from a willow on my canal bank, nearby. David Holloway says, "the redder the better!" Then I boiled it for several minutes, let it seep, and stored it in a re-used glass bottle in the fridge. It's so bitter!! How do you mellow the flavor?
Nicole Alderman approved this submission. Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete! (I've never made willow decoction, so I don't know how to mellow it. If you find out, please share in the thread!)
Macey Vaughan wrote:Would I be able to complete this BB by decocting Red Alder Bark? It's also great for treating headaches in a similar way to aspirin--just like willow bark! It grows abundantly on my property but I've yet to find a local willow tree.
I didn't mean to submit this for certification. Oopsie! I'm not sure how to undo it and post as a regular reply.
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