take the root a several small trees and peel the bark and DISCARD the root. let it dry for a few days and then use a handful or so per pot of water. i usually add sugar to taste and sometimes i need to adjust the ratio of bark/water depending on how strong you want it.
Ok the cancer causing agent only affects a particular gene in the rodent family! Humans dont carry that gene,
The sasafrass has a uforic (to big for me to spell)uforic affect on people, it make them happy and easy going almost like a drug,
A friend that was a very smart anylist said it has a ingredent like E pills, thats why the Govt made selling it
against the law, all you can get is a altered version.
but it is great for a stroke patient like myself and keeps the blood flowing smoothly,
just dont over do it you will bleed internally and be in trouble,
2-3 cups a week wont hurt any one I do every other day,
The root bark of American sassafras contains a few percent of steam volatile oil which is typically 75% safrole. Attempts to refine safrole from sassafras bark are generally not economically viable due to low yield and high effort. Demand for safrole is causing rapid and illicit harvesting of the Cinnamomum parthenoxylon tree in Southeast Asia, in particular the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. However, it is not clear what proportion of illicitly harvested safrole is going toward MDMA (Ecstacy) production.
Safrole (Safriole) is a list one narcotic in the US as a precursor drug used in the manufacture of more potent drugs. It is also used in making pesticides.