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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 rosemary leaves. 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 of your rosemary leaves being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Create a Rosemary Infusion BB.  

I harvested rosemary at my sister's house this year.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- a picture of your rosemary leaves being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion
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I hear Rosemary is good for a bit of a brain boost, just as well mine needs one after a long week! Just harvested from my small one I potted about a month ago, it's going well!
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Harvesting
Harvesting
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Harvested
Harvested
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Making the infusion
Making the infusion
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Infused
Infused
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I picked some rosemary, brought water to a boil, dropped in the rosemary,  turned off the heat, and let it steep for 5 minutes.  It made a strong infusion that I enjoyed.
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Rosemary leaves being harvested.
Rosemary leaves being harvested.
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Infusion being made.
Infusion being made.
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Finished infusion.
Finished infusion.
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To show you’ve completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your rosemary leaves being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion



I harvested rosemary from my garden, steeped it in boiling water, and strained it for an infusion.

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Harvesting rosemary
Harvesting rosemary
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Infusing the rosemary
Infusing the rosemary
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Straining the infusion
Straining the infusion
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The finished rosemary infusion
The finished rosemary infusion
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I infused some rosemary that I dried in November for a previous BB (https://permies.com/wiki/152533/pep-natural-medicine/infusion-ginger-root-PEP-BB#1858190). I couldn't find an example of a dried herb being used to make an infusion so hopefully I've submitted this correctly.
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Harvesting the rosemary last year
Harvesting the rosemary last year
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My dried rosemary
My dried rosemary
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Putting the rosemary in the strainer
Putting the rosemary in the strainer
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Steeping
Steeping
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I'm not going for a BB, and my methods are a bit different from yours, but rosemary is one of my go-to herbs for infusion, so I thought I'd chime in.
I pick big branches and dry them whole, and strip the needles off when they're dry.
I use a small handful of the dry needles and a small handful of lavender flowers together. I pour about a quart or somewhat more (depends on pitcher or jar or teapot size) of boiling water over them. Let infuse for twenty minutes to twelve hours, as possible.
I find both together are tastier together than either alone, and seem more effective. Maybe that's because it's easier to drink when brewed mixed.
When someone in my family comes over stuffy or coughing or generally under the weather, I make a batch and get them to drink a mug or two. Some prefer it plain, some with honey. Seems to help; they wince at first, then they start asking me to make them "some of that awful tea". I'm happy to get the leftovers.
 
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The used ingredients are dried rosemary leaves and hot water.
The infusion took ten minutes to get a stronger flavor.
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Infusion
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Done
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