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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 badge bit, you will create a dandelion leaf or root poultice.
- Make dandelion leaf or root poultice, with pictures of it being made, and of it being finished.


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Here are some links and videos to guide you in researching dandelion leaves and roots and in creating your poultice:
https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Poultice
https://theherbalacademy.com/how-to-make-a-poultice-with-herbs/
http://www.healing-from-home-remedies.com/make-a-poultice.html

To document this BB, post pictures or a 2-minute video depicting the following:
  • Your dandelion leaves or roots being harvested
  • Your poultice in mid-preparation
  • Your completed poultice
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    Introducing my dandelion leaf poultice.
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    Harvesting
    Harvesting
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    The harvest
    The harvest
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    Ready to blend
    Ready to blend
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    Roughly blended
    Roughly blended
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    Added to gauze
    Added to gauze
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    Completed poultice
    Completed poultice
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    dandelion leaf poultice made with a small amount of water and using a mortar & pestle
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    Some sources suggest dandelion leaf could be helpful when applied to eczema, and I gave it a try. It stung a bit, so I can't say it will be my go-to herb during a flare-up.
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    Harvesting dandelion leaves
    Harvesting dandelion leaves
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    Harvesting more dandelion leaves
    Harvesting more dandelion leaves
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    Leaves ready to mash with mortar and pestle
    Leaves ready to mash with mortar and pestle
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    The finished poultice
    The finished poultice
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