Sassafras Root Bark Powder

Sassafras Root Bark Powder

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per 1/4 Pound
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$14.00 
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per Pound
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$35.00 

This species of Sassafras is a North American tree also known as Silky Sassafras and White Sassafras.

At one time, the root and root bark provided the characteristic flavor of the carbonated beverage known as root beer. A sweet tea called saloop is traditionally made from the root bark.

Powdered sassafras root bark is more commonly used to produce tinctures and extracts in the preparation of a natural dye and fragrance. Please note that our sassafras root does contain safrole, it is a natural part of the plant.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound5
originunited states
active compoundsAnodyne, Safrole, Thujone
plant part usedroot
processingpowdered

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed container away from direct light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaReddish powder with a slightly spicy fragrance.
safetyBe advised that our sassafras root bark contains safrole, a naturally occurring plant compound classified by the FDA as a potential carcinogen based on early studies on rats. As such, it is banned as a flavoring in the US and Canada. It is also banned as an ingredient in the commercial production of soaps and perfumes by the International Fragrance Association. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.

c.
uses

try something new
cosmeticInfuse in carrier oil to make topical salves, ointments and balms.
aromaticCombine with alcohol (or witch hazel) and essential oils to create perfumes and aroma sprays.
safetyBe advised that our sassafras root bark contains safrole, a naturally occurring plant compound classified by the FDA as a potential carcinogen based on early studies on rats. As such, it is banned as a flavoring in the US and Canada. It is also banned as an ingredient in the commercial production of soaps and perfumes by the International Fragrance Association. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.

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d.
flavor profile

powdered
sassafras root

Internal use is not recommended.

e.
formulas & recipes

powdered
sassafras root

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f.
what else you should know

powdered
sassafras root

Sassafras is a North American tree also known as cinnamon wood and ague tree. The wood is used in furniture making and the leaf as seasoning in Cajun cuisine.

The dried root provided flavoring for root beer for many years, until evidence emerged in the 1970s that one of the main constituents of sassafras, safrole, may be carcinogenic in mice. It should be noted, however, that sassafras tea has been consumed by residents of the Lower Mississippi River Valley of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi for more than 300 years.



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