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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.


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For this badge bit, you will create a mullein leaf poultice.
- Make a mullein leaf poultice with pictures of it being made and of it being finished.


Here are some links and videos to guide you in researching mullein leaves and in creating your poultice:
How to Create a Poultice by WikiHow
How to Make a Poultice with Dried and Fresh Herbs by the Herbal Academy
Make a Poultice with Healing From Home Remedies
Mullein Herb Plants – Tips On Using Mullein As Herbal Treatments






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 - your mullein leaves being harvested
 - your poultice in mid-preparation
 - your completed poultice
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Make a Mullein Leaf Poultice BB.

During the summer events, I harvested Mullein leaves and made a poultice which I applied to my chest to test the efficacy of the poultice.  I enjoyed the texture and soothing lung treatment which helped counter the effects of the smokey air.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
 - your mullein leaves being harvested
 - your poultice in mid-preparation
 - your completed poultice

Mullein Harvest


torn leaves - ready for the mortar and pestle


grinding the leaves


using the poultice - soothing
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Hey Skip team! My kids seem to be feeling under the weather. Maybe it's the transition to fireplace weather? But anyways, I made them mullein poultices. I used a flat-lay out style that one of my books suggests, and I laid a respiratory salve over the leaves. Since mullein is a little prickly on sensitive skin, I thought to blanch the leaves, and the cloths soaked up the infusion water dripping off, which I liked. But the leaves were still a bit intense for their chests. Next time, I would blanch the leaves longer, or perhaps just pulverize dried mullein leave and mix them with the salve to form a thick paste. All that I'm learning as I go is going into my journal. So many ways to apply herbs!
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mullein leaves foraged
mullein leaves foraged
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leaves blanched
leaves blanched
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salve being spread on
salve being spread on
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finished poultices
finished poultices
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being used! little cutie
being used! little cutie
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