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Sassafras Tea

My grandmothers used to make this, I had no idea it had been banned.

Ingredients

* 4 Cups Water,
* 5 To 6 Sassafras Roots
* (Find In The Spring Or The Fall)


Directions

Bring to boil 4 cups of water, and then add roots.
Continue to boil the roots until water becomes red and the smell becomes very strong.

Note: wash the roots very well and be sure to gather in the spring or fall when the sap is still strong.

http://www.nativetech.org/recipes/recipe.php?recipeid=200

Sassafras tea was America's first tea.

History of Sassafras

The Tree with Red Mittens
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