Sassafras albidum
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy/Special Treatment Required
Probably among the first American plant drugs to reach Europe. The oil extracted from the aromatic root bark was used as a food flavour, but due to possible liver and kidney toxicity, it has fallen into disfavour. Tea is still popular in the Appalachians.
H5285 Bulk dried bark cut $16.00/100g, $120.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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