root (and a bark) brew
This is a "root beer"
tea, excellent in both flavor and as a means of warding
off winter woes.
To make, combine:
2 parts Sassafras root bark
2 parts Sarsparilla root
1 part Echinacea root
1 part Burdock root
1 part Birch bark
If need be, you can substitute
Wintergreen leaves for the Birch bark... but if you use
these, please adapt the name of the tea to "four root (and
some leaves) brew".
Please note, as well, the words of
William Cook, who clearly and unequivocally states of
is an aromatic relaxant and stimulant, yielding most of
its properties to water, but commonly rendered almost
worthless by boiling." Or,
more plainly: Don't boil this.
Of course, the FDA says that Sassafras
is carcinogenic, and its prohibited for internal use.
But then, I don't say anywhere here
what exactly to do with this brew...