(Sassafras officinalis, S. albidium) - Ague Tree, Smelling-Stick, Cinnamonwood
When the Spanish first saw the Sassafras tree in Florida in the 16th century, they thought it was a Cinnamon tree. Today the error continues with regard to one of the common names still in use for the Sassafras tree. Sassafras roots, along with Sarsaparilla, are the original components of root beer. Over the years Sassafras has been used to help with addictions to alcohol and tobacco. The Sassafras root bark contains anti-septic properties making it a potent remedy for skin wounds and sores. It stimulates liver action to clear toxins from the body making it an excellent treatment for all internally caused skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Sassafras via its blood cleansing abilities helps relieve the pain brought on by inflammatory skin diseases and arthritic conditions, rheumatism and gout.
NOTE: The OIL is toxic and SHOULD NEVER BE TAKEN internally for any reason.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Sassafras may provide relief for:
• Arthritis Pain
• Blood Impurities
• Skin Diseases/Acne
- Properties: Alterative, Anti-rheumatic, Aromatic, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Parasiticides, Stimulant Primary nutrients: Copper, calcium, iron, manganese, manganese, folate, Vitamins B6, B-complex, and C, zinc