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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 a tincture out of St. John’s Wort blossoms.

Mountain Rose Herbs video on how to make a tincture:



To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- picture of the St. John’s Wort blossoms, freshly harvested
- picture of the tincture being made
- picture of the finished tincture in its labeled jar.
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Here’s my St. John’s wort tincture. Love how it turns red. I prefer to slightly sun dry my flowers for a day to remove excess moisture prior to tincturing to prolong shelf life.
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I was delighted to find St. John's Wort growing on the side of the road on Martha's Vinyard since it doesn't grow wild in my area. I have it home now and have started a tincture. Please note that the first pic is my own. I uploaded it to an app called Seek by iNaturalist to confirm that the flowers were St. John's Wort like I thought.

Took me a while to finish uploading, but here is the finished tincture.

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My observation uploaded to Seek by iNaturalist
My observation uploaded to Seek by iNaturalist
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St. John's Wort drying on the vanity. I wrapped the flowers in a clean face mask for transport.
St. John's Wort drying on the vanity. I wrapped the flowers in a clean face mask for transport.
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Back home and starting the tincture
Back home and starting the tincture
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Note: I certify this BB complete. Well done

 
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