In this BB you will make a decoction from ginger root. 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.
Drawing of a ginger plant from Richard Whelan's website:
- Make a decoction
- Strain and store your decoction
To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
- Ginger root (either being harvested or if you live somewhere where ginger does not grow, it may be store-bought)
- Making the decoction
- Finished decoction in its labeled jar