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

For this BB you will create a tincture out of oregano leaf.

- Make a journal page about a recipe for oregano leaf tincture along with dosage information.
- Make the oregano leaf tincture, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Optional:

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




Website pages on how to make oregano tincture:

https://marasmix.com/homemade-oregano-tincture/


http://modernhippiehw.com/2014/07/30/tincture-tuesday-week-6-oregano-tincture/



To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing your recipe and dosage information for the oregano leaf tincture
- picture of the oregano leaf, freshly harvested by you
- picture of the tincture being made
- picture of the finished tincture in its labeled jar.

Optional
- the journal page showing the attributes of oregano and how to harvest and prepare it
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My oregano leaf tincture has been brewing long enough so I strained and bottled it this evening.  My journal is on the computer so I cut and pasted the relevant parts:

Oregano
Culinary?  Yes, yummy!  
Medicinal uses:
Relieves nervousness
Relieves irritability
Relieves insomnia if due to tension and anxiety
Powerful antiseptic and disinfectant
Fight bacterial and viral infections
Locations:
SE side of herb bed
Under laundry vent
Along white fence
Under S basement window

Tinctures
Basic recipe:
Chop herbs finely and put in jar
cover with 2-3” 80-100 proof alcohol
shake 100 times and then daily for 4-6 weeks
keep in warm sunny place during that 4-6 week period
Strain into jar with tight fitting lid
Keeps for many years


Harvesting-oregano.jpg
Harvesting oregano
Harvesting oregano
Destemming-and-chopping-up.jpg
Destemming and chopping up
Destemming and chopping up
Brewing-(jar-on-the-right).jpg
Brewing (jar on the right)
Brewing (jar on the right)
Strained-and-bottled.jpg
Strained and bottled
Strained and bottled
Staff note (Mike Barkley):

I certify this BB is complete.

 
Maybe he went home and went to bed. And took this tiny ad with him:
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http://woodheat.net
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