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

For this BB, you will create an infusion of ginger root (technically, ginger rhizome). Infusion is a method of extracting desired compounds from plant material by steeping the material in hot or cold water, depending on the plant and its attributes.

To show you’ve completed this Badge Bit, you must post a picture or video of:
- the rhizome you started with
- you making the infusion
- the finished  infusion
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We often make this for upset tummies in our house. Sometimes we even inoculate with probiotic and bottle it for a fizz. Does it have to come from ginger I harvested? I don't think it grows in Idaho. But we purchase it fresh. If the counts for a BB, then here are my pics.
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Ginger root
Ginger root
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Hot decoction infusion
Hot decoction infusion
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Bottled! Yum
Bottled! Yum
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This was surprisingly good. I was concerned it would be too strong, but it turned out mild and a pleasant morning cup of tea!
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Rhizome I started with
Rhizome I started with
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Preparing ginger root
Preparing ginger root
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Add to boiling water, turn off heat, cover, steep 5 minutes
Add to boiling water, turn off heat, cover, steep 5 minutes
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Strain
Strain
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Finished infusion
Finished infusion
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Can I make an infusion with fresh ginger leaves? I grow my own ginger and it’s not ready for harvesting, however, I do use the leaves as an aromatic in cooking. Thanks.
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