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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 horsetail. 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 of your horsetail being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion
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Also logged in my Permaculture/Homesteading Diary.
The infusion steeped for probably around 30-45 minutes. Wasn't very aromatic, even when hot. I might have to try steeping for much longer to get a stronger medicinal infusion.
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Horsetail being harvested.
Horsetail being harvested.
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Being prepared.
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Completed.
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Made an infusion of horsetail in hot water for 30min. Smelled strongly of spinach.
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Create an infusion of horsetail BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- a picture of your horsetail being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion

Horsetail at Wheaton Labs


my horsetail harvest in the solar dehydrator at WL


steeping horsetail


brewed horsetail tea


I think I wil harvest bushy horsetail next time instead of the horsetail stalks
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