Beth Root Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

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Beth root, also known as stinking Benjamin and birth root, is a perennial in the lily family native to eastern North America. In tea blends, Beth root lends an earthy, slightly bitter flavor.

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quick look

information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3
originunited states
active compoundsVolatile and fixed oils, Saponin, Tannic acid, Glucoside, Acid crystalline, Resin, and Starch.
plant part usedrhizome - rootstock
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted
why buy cut & sifted beth root?Use the cut root to make herbal tisanes and tinctures.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaPale yellow or beige in color with a distinct odor.


try something new

culinaryCombine with other herbs and spices in tea blends.
industrialBeth root extract was an ingredient in an early 20th century pharmaceutical packaged as Compound Elixir of Viburnum opulus (cramp bark).
safetyDo not use during pregnancy due to the risk of stimulating uterine contractions.

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flavor profile

cut & sifted beth root

The root is bitter tasting.

culinary companions

Combine with meadowsweet, red clover or licorice to balance flavor.


cut & sifted beth root recipes to try

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what else you should know

cut & sifted beth root

Early settlers learned how to use beth root from Native Americans, who cooked the rhizome as a vegetable and also used it to make tonics and salves. Some of the common names for this herb reference how it was used, while its genus and species names refer to its three perfectly symmetrical petals and sepals that freely swing back and forth with the breeze.

Beth root bears a resemblance to ginseng root, but has an odor that’s been described as faintly turpentine-like. When the fresh root is chewed, the bitter taste promotes a warm sensation in the throat and stimulates salivation.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.