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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 stinging nettle 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 stinging nettle leaves being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion
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Also logged in my Permaculture/Homesteading Diary.
The infusion steeped for probably around 30-45 minutes. Decently aromatic when hot.
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Stinging Nettle being harvested.
Stinging Nettle being harvested.
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Being prepared.
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Finished infusion.
Finished infusion.
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Nettle tops harvested from outside the chicken coop on an organic farm. Brought to boil then left to sit for 1/2 hour. Strained and added a drop of honey. Tastes very green and nutritious.
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Nettle tops
Nettle tops
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Pre infusion
Pre infusion
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Post infusion
Post infusion
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Nettle tea
Nettle tea
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Made stinging nettle infusion using previously dried leaf.

Here is a picture of the original harvest:
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Bring water to a boil.
Bring water to a boil.
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Turn off heat, cover, and serp 5 minutes.
Turn off heat, cover, and steep 5 minutes.
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Strain.
Strain.
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Finished infusion.
Finished infusion.
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I have a few nettles popping up in my yard this spring, just enough to make an infusion!
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Trimmed nettle
Trimmed nettle
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Handful
Handful
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Infusing with boiling water
Infusing with boiling water
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Straining out after overnight steep
Straining out after overnight steep
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Ready to drink!
Ready to drink!
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Teafusion of dried nettle leaf with honey for that extra health boost.
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Nettles in wheelbarrow post harvest
Nettles in wheelbarrow post harvest
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Two pinches of drys
Two pinches of drys
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Added boiling wets, then a nice little stir
Added boiling wets, then a nice little stir
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Lidded for secretive purposes
Lidded for secretive purposes
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Strained and ready for....
Strained and ready for....
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...pouring into my not-coffee mug where honey is waiting for it`s new friend.
...pouring into my not-coffee mug where honey is waiting for it`s new friend.
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OMG I cant believe it took me this long to notice this!

Aurora House wrote:So I don't know if this counts as "foraging" I planted this stinging nettle (and a cattail that didn't make it) here about 5 years ago. I got the mother plant from a road ditch but I don't want nettle contaminated by road pollution hence the transplant.

in https://permies.com/wiki/60/111861/pep-foraging/Cup-tea-PEP-BB-foraging thread  3 months ago.
that bb was rejected because since I encouraged it to grow in a fallow part of my yard it wasn't forage. But here is the same bb essentially but OK to garden!
 
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Aurora House wrote:OMG I cant believe it took me this long to notice this!

Aurora House wrote:So I don't know if this counts as "foraging" I planted this stinging nettle (and a cattail that didn't make it) here about 5 years ago. I got the mother plant from a road ditch but I don't want nettle contaminated by road pollution hence the transplant.

in https://permies.com/wiki/60/111861/pep-foraging/Cup-tea-PEP-BB-foraging thread  3 months ago.
that bb was rejected because since I encouraged it to grow in a fallow part of my yard it wasn't forage. But here is the same bb essentially but OK to garden!



If you have all the right pictures for this Natural Medicine BB, feel free to post them here for approval!
 
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Aurora House wrote:OMG I cant believe it took me this long to notice this!
https://permies.com/wiki/60/111861/pep-foraging/Cup-tea-PEP-BB-foraging thread  3 months ago!


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Nettles growing in my yard
Nettles growing in my yard
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Safe harvest
Safe harvest
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Tea time
Tea time
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Here is my submission

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harvesting
harvesting
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infusing
infusing
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finished tea
finished tea
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