Sassafras root chips

Sassafras root chips

Uncover Hidden Herbs meanings

Sassafras has a long history that dates back to 1574 when it was discovered by some Spanish travelers.

The Spanish explorers associated the plant with the cure of malaria, fever, chills and related conditions. This gave the plant its name, “ague tree”. It had various applications among the ancient cultures, for instance, the North American Indians used it to cure sexually transmitted diseases, rheumatism, chills, colds and as a tonic for women after giving birth.

One of the most common products produced by the tree has been named Salep and has found wide applications in the beverage industry in America before the introduction of the modern beverages such as coffee and tea. The major advantage that accrued to user of the tea was its nutritive content,, in addition it had a unique taste that could not be compared with other flavors.

Sassafras root chips will help to

  • Cure venereal disease.
  • Cure malaria.
  • Keep off chills.
  • Contain cols.
  • Purify blood.
  • Skin problems.
  • Treat rheumatism.
  • Clean sores.
  • Treat stomach problems.
  • Manage weight.
  • Treat prostate problems.

Medical uses

In northern Africa and among the Indians in North America, it was used in the cure of, malaria, venereal diseases, keep off body chills and contain the common colds. The Tsalagi people used the sassafras root chips to make a special tea that was helpful in the purification of blood, the treatment of various skin diseases, rheumatism and ague.

The Cherokee Indians and Creeks used to boil the root in beer and believed that on taking the beer one would get their blood and body juices pure. The communities also used it to clean sores and cuts on their skins; the roots were used in the treatment of problems of the digestive and manage weight.

Sassafras oils is an additive to skin ointments especially liniments. The cure for rheumatism is also made when the chips are mixed with cayenne; prickly ash and camphor are incorporate into liniments. Combining sassafras with some elements makes it an essential drug in the cure of prostate issues in men.

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012