Sassafras Bark

Wildharvested & Kosher Certified

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  • Sassafras albidum
  • Origin: USA
Sassafras Bark


Common Name

Standardized: sassafras

Botanical Name

Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees
Plant Family: Lauraceae


Sassafras officinale


Sassafras is a sturdy tree found in the bayous of Louisiana. When the tree is young, its leaves are shaped like "mittens," sometimes with two "thumbs." As the tree matures, sometimes reaching a height of 100 feet (30 meters) and a trunk diameter of up to 6 feet (200 cm), the leaves grow more rounded, free of indentation.

Parts Used

Dried bark and root bark.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used in folk practices as an infusion.


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