I made some scratch root beer with 1/4 oz. dried Sassafras root bark, 2 cups of white sugar and 1/4 oz yeast. This made 1 gallon.
It tasted great but I think it was making my mouth and tongue a little numb. That made me a little nervous so I only drank a little bit. Is this normal or typical??? I know that Sassafras can be mildly carcinogenic. Does it have numbing properties too.