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sciencegoddess
Glendale, AZ

March 4, 2010
9:54 AM

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I grew up chewing pretty much anything I could taste and wintergreen while canoeing in the Boundary Waters and Quetico Canada was an eye opener! 'Knife Lake Betty' had a cabin on (you guessed it! Knife Lake!) She lived there year round and made sassafras root beer to share with campers and canoers. It was an interesting taste at first ( just like my first taste of horehound) but once she showed me what to look for, I could hardly keep my hands off the stuff. I also had a great grandma who made quilts and sassafras tea when you were sick. Great for sore throats and not nasty tasting like slippery elm. I don't drink it every day, but I buy the bark and roots whenever I can find them. Some of the local craft and farmers markets in the midwest might carry it, sometimes it can even be found at Sprouts!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 4, 2010
3:55 PM

Post #7604207

Hi SG...good for you!

Sounds as if you had a really fun childhood, too. Great to hear from you.
Sure wish I could find the bark and roots around here.

Thanks!

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