Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

Botanical Name   Sassafras officinale
System Affected   blood, liver, kidney, eye, teeth, spasm, antiseptic
Properties   blood purifier kidney, liver, skin infections, varicose vein ulcers eyes, rheumatism, gout, syphilis Stimulant, destroys certain protozoa, increases persperation Toothaches relieves spasms (take warm) repells ants, antiseptic spray for nose & throat Used as a spice.
Description   bark of tree root
Notes   Sassaras Albidum has possible liver and kidney toxicity
Toxicity   none
Dosage   1oz bark/pint hot water, or 1-5 drops oil

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