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Re: Sassafras

Root beer (sassafras) - like licorice - people either love it or hate it.

Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
It tastes like root beer , and I don't like it. My mother used to 
make sassafras tea every spring.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sassafras

> Well, I called them and they don't. But the referred me to somebody who
> MIGHT sell them. They were not in but one of the workers took a message
> for me. I'll let you know. THANKS. When I lived in Georgia, they were
> all over the back roads..like weeds. Just little seedlings on the side
> of the road. I'd stop, pick one or two out of the ground, take my pocket
> knife out and whittle the bark down to the soft part and put it in hot,
> hot water to steep. It is so good.
> james singer wrote:
> Jesse, does your local Soil Conservation District have a tree program?
> When I lived on the farm, mine did. Once a year they had all kinds of
> trees available--free. From the map in my old, old tree book, it looks
> like Sassafras albidum is native to southeastern Oklahoma.
> On Apr 14, 2005, at 12:14 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>> Anybody on this list have wild sassafras trees growing nearby? I am
>> craving sassafras tea (yes, I know they say it is a carcinogen...but I
>> don't drink it very often and native americans drank it all the time)
>> and I would really like to find a small tree to grow in my yard.

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