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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.


- 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:



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.

- 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:

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
SE side of herb bed
Under laundry vent
Along white fence
Under S basement window

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
Harvesting oregano
Destemming and chopping up
Destemming and chopping up
Brewing (jar on the right)
Brewing (jar on the right)
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:
Switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars
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