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This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is art of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material to dissolve the chemicals of the material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.

For this BB you will create a decoction from dandelion root:
- Make a journal page about a recipe for dandelion root decoction along with dosage information
- Make the decoction, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of dandelion and how to ID and to harvest dandelion root. Add it to the herb section.

Photo of dandelion root from Mountain Rose Herbs website:

Here is a good description on how to make dandelion root decoction.


And another one:


To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:
- the journal page showing your recipe and dosage information for dandelion root decoction
- picture of the dandelion root being harvested
- picture of the decoction being made
- picture of the finished decoction in its labelled jar.

- the journal page showing the attibutes of dandelion and how to ID and harvest it
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I made a dandelion root decoction last night. I pulled up some dandelions from my garden beds, fed the leaves to my gosling, and made a decoction with the the roots!
Harvested Dandelion
Harvested Dandelion
Cleaned dandelion
Cleaned dandelion
Chopped dandelion
Chopped dandelion
30 minutes later
30 minutes later
Tea in my mug
Tea in my mug
Page in my journal
Page in my journal
Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I hereby certify this BB complete!

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