Latin Name: sassafras albidum, sassafras officinale
Alternative Name: saloip, saxifrax, smelling-stick, ague tree, cinnamonwood
Forms Available: essential oil, leaf, root bark

Sassafras – sassafras albidum – This herb was used by native american indians as both a tonic and diuretic. It affects the body by both restoring and nourishing whilst it removes toxins and purifies the blood. This detoxifying of the body aids in the treatment of acne, psoriasis and excema at the same time as relieving rheumatism, gout and arthritis. The essential oil, extracted from the root bark is used in dentistry today, as an antiseptic. The oil can also be applied, externally, to treat head lice.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Tea provides relief for gastrointestinal complaints, rheumatism, gout, colds an fevers. The plant is antiseptic, diaphoretic, diuretic and detoxifying.

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