Sassafras Root - Wild Harvested Sassafras albidium

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Sassafras Root,

Sassafras albidium,

Dried Sassafras Root has a fantastic incense aroma! If steeped, your kitchen will smell of nature, a fresh licorice/root beer scent shared by families for hundreds of years!

Native to the Eastern United States, Sassafras is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing over 60 feet tall. The leaves are somewhat unique, coming in three different shapes, all of which can be on the same branch.

2017 Harvest Packaged in sealed retail foil pouch, always guaranteed fresh or your money back! You will receive fresh roots, lightly soaked to remove dirt and insects. We Don't wash our roots. Wash your roots only right before you use them to retain flavor. Our harvests are from our land, the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. No smog, no pollution and rich, nutrient filled soil provide the perfect environment for the highest quality Sassafras in the United States.

Sassafras grows in  rich, well-drained sandy soil and will thrive at a pH of 6-7. Seedlings will tolerate shade but unless they reach a height to receive partial to full sun they will not reach their potential.

All parts of the Sassafras albidum plant have been used for human purposes, including stems, leaves, bark, wood, roots, fruit, and flowers.

Native Americans used the leaves externally for treating wounds, acne and as a dye. Sassafras wood was also used by Native Americans in the southeastern United States as a fire-starter because of the flammability of its natural oils.

The information we share on this website is based on research from books, the internet, research papers, and personal experience with native plants. The information contained in this website should not be considered medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. For diagnosis or treatment consult your physician.