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Old 11-28-2012, 01:10 AM   #21
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Maybe your local health food store or the internet, see links below.

sassafras has been listed as being potentially harmful: roots of sassafras can be steeped to make tea, and were used in the flavoring of traditional root beer until being banned for mass production by the FDA. That is probably why it is listed as for external use only on the web listing.

sarsparilla root
sassafras root bark
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licorice root
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:47 AM   #22
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Around here I find Sassafras root in the woods.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:03 PM   #23
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sassafras has been listed as being potentially harmful: roots of sassafras can be steeped to make tea, and were used in the flavoring of traditional root beer until being banned for mass production by the FDA. That is probably why it is listed as for external use only on the web listing.
From what i've read you'd have to drink over 20 gallons of homebrewed root beer a day to get the levels of sassasfras (safrole) that produced cancer in the FDA's lab rats. Normal beer and wine contain greater amounts of carcinogens...
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