Sassafras tea


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Sassafras tea

Sassafras tea is made by boiling the roots or bark of the sassafras tree in water. The tea was a widely used tonic and was considered an important medicine for thinning and purifying the blood. The sassafras tree, sometimes referred to as the Ague tree, is a member of the laurel family, and is native to North America.
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In reply to Sassafras Tea, per Orval Dean, the best time to dig sassafras for tea is between November and March, when the sap is down in the roots.
Appalachian rituals like sassafras tea, planting peas by the moon,
On a dark winter night, curl up by the fire with a steaming mug of Sassafras tea. These loose-leaf, herb-infused teas are caffeine-free, and have names like Cold Shoulder and Shush.
The roots have been used to make root beer as well as the famous sassafras tea and the oil is still used as a fragrance in candles and soaps.
She made her own medicines from herbs and gleanings in the woods that surrounded their home: Turpentine and sugar for worms (whether you had 'em or not); goose-grease and onion poultices wrapped in soft muslin and slapped on the bare chest; sassafras tea in spring to thin the blood; asafetida bags to hang around the neck in winter to ward off colds.
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of cod liver oil into a cup of sassafras tea dally.
So, I built my lean-to, made my sassafras tea, and on the third day, when they returned to pick me up, they found me standing alone on the side of a mountain wailing along with Ethel Merman, "Curtain up, light the lights!"
Her desire to enact the prescripted terms of the heterosexual marriage plot represents to him an oblivion of days of imitative respectability - and multiple thousands of cups of sassafras tea. What she offers him - or, rather, what she stands for to him - is a blank composite of officially appealing virtues and a classist vision of culture, derived from and obedient to her Bostonian background.
Today a few stores still sell the root bark to fanciers of sassafras tea.
About 3% believed it somewhat effective to use sassafras tea to reduce swelling in the feet/legs associated with diabetes (i.e., Mean = 1.30 and SD = .78).