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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


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Harvesting oregano
Harvesting oregano
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Destemming and chopping up
Destemming and chopping up
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Brewing (jar on the right)
Brewing (jar on the right)
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Strained and bottled
Strained and bottled
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Oregano tincture BB
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Could you share the recipe for your tincture, and show it finished/poured off, Jennifer?

Thanks!
 
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Here’s the recipe, Nicole. I will come back in a few weeks and post a picture of the strained and bottled tincture—just made it today and didn’t realize it needed to be finished tincturing for the BB. Thanks!
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And here is the finished tincture to complete my BB!
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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- the journal page showing your recipe and dosage information for the oregano leaf tincture

Gladly!




- picture of the oregano leaf, freshly harvested by you

Not only is it freshly harvested, I could stand to take a weed whacker to it.



- picture of the tincture being made

I mean, it's pouring vodka from one bottle into another.



- picture of the finished tincture in its labeled jar.

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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My oregano tincture was ready to strain today, so  hopefully I've got everything to complete this BB.

Gathering fresh oregano to make the tincture.

Oregano page from my herb journal.

Directions for making oregano tincture and dosage.

Once I got started, I realized I needed to switch to a larger jar.

Six weeks later and ready to strain.

Oregano tincture strained and bottled.


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I certify this BB complete!

 
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Here is my BB submission!

Harvesting:


Start of tincture (Tequila Base - Cause I like it better than gin!)


Ready to sit (with my elderberry vinegar)


After 6 weeks:


Strained and labeled:


Journal entry:


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