I was wondering if anyone here knew much about sassafras trees.
I live in the country, and it grows around here, so I was wanting to know a little more about it.
I know how to get the roots for tea, but what about storing them? And how much is needed to make half a gallon or so?
I've also read that sassafras contains a carcinogen called safrole, but it is no worse than beer or wine. Safrole can be removed for things such as root beer, but how is it removed?
Also, can the leaves be used to make tea? I haven't read anything about it, but if it is possible, what are the steps?
I was just curious...any new information would be great!