- Sassafras Root
- Water (at least 1 quart)
- Cream and sugar (optional)
Dig up several roots from a sassafras tree (or order online). Rinse thoroughly until clean. Depending on the size of the root(s), place in a large pot or teakettle. Boil to desired strength.
The tea will be a pale-pinkish-brown. The pinker the tea, the stronger it is. Add sugar and/or cream if desired. Drink hot or cold.
Keep in a pot on the back of the stove. You can refill the pot with water and boil it again for more tea.
Comment: Chewing on a piece of raw root cleans your teeth and freshens your breath – Everett Woods (Woods kid #1, 1910-1996)
Comment: Drink this tea every spring to “thin your blood” – Elmer Woods (Granddad aka Pa Dubie)
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