- Blood Purifier -
Native Americans have used sassafras for centuries and told early settlers that it would cure a variety of illnesses. The settlers then exported it to Europe, where it was found ineffective. A report on experiences of explorers and doctors finding, identifying, and describing sassafras bark and other drugs during the late 16th century is available. Over the years, the oil obtained from the roots and wood has been used as a scent in perfumes and soaps. Medicinally, sassafras has been applied to insect bites and stings to relieve symptoms. The leaves and pith, when dried and powdered, have been used as a thickener in soups. The roots often are dried and steeped for tea, and sassafras formerly was used as a flavoring in root beer. The pleasant-tasting oil of sassafras comes from the roots and the root bark. The main constituent of the oil is safrole. Sassafras oil and safrole have been banned for use as a drug and as flavors and food additives by the FDA because of their carcinogenic potential. However, their use and sale persist through the US. Sassafras root bark has been used as an aromatic and carminative at doses of 10 g: however, the carcinogenicity of its constituent safrole has limited its use. Pregnancy/Lactation Documented emmenagogue, abortifacient effects. Avoid use.
Suggested Use: Brew as a tea by adding 1 Tablespoon in a cup of boiling water. Sweeten if desired, or add to food. Enjoy! *Increase dosage if needed.
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