Sassafras root bark, also known as cinnamon wood, is a sturdy tree found in the bayous of Louisiana related to the magnolia tree. The aromatic bark is sweet and warm, with a flavor similar to birch beer. The original taste of root beer was all thanks to the sassafras plant. Imagine a tea that tastes like root beer. Take note that sassafras tea should not be taken for long periods of time. 


Sassafras is an ancient healing plant for eastern Native American Tribes revered for its many health benefits. It is well known for its anti-coagulant and blood purifying agents. This tree is full of amazing nutrients that support benefits like stress relief, strengthening immunity, skin health, and anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Safrole is the component in the plant that gives it it’s unique fragrance and flavor and it should be noted that in 1960 a government study showed that safrole may be carcinogenic.  



Sassafras albidum






Dried Bark & Root / Cut & Sifted


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.




Sassafras Bark

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  • Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for long-term use.

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