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Sassafras root bark tea

This traditional American tonic is slightly sweet, spicy and warm. Sassafras is a staple of the American south and recipes for this brew have been handed down for generations.

Cautions: Sassafras is controversial, mainly due to the presents of the the essential oil, safrole.
Ingredients: Sassafras root blends well with sarsaparilla and ginger
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Additions: Sweeten with raw honey
Variations:Add clove and or cinnamon
Recipe Instructions: Decoction :Use 1 tablespoon of the chopped root in 3 cups of cold water. Bring to boil slowly, and simmer 10 min.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Arthritis :There are many other herbal medicines that fight inflammation and relieve pain; you will find the details on how to use them in the following pages.
  • Detoxification :Regular use of depurative herbs will help detox your body and most importantly support your liver. Poor liver function is one of the most common root causes of poor health.
  • Longevity Tonics :Tonic herbs for longevity can be taken in small amounts over a long period of time, and are not meant to alter or effect any one symptom or disease.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
  • Spring Tonics :Spring tonics are intended to help quicken the senses and cleanse the body after a long winter.
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