Sassafras Root Bark Tincture

Sassafras albidum Tincture

Sassafras Root Bark Tincture
Sassafras Root Bark Tincture Sassafras Root Bark Tincture Sassafras Root Bark Tincture Sassafras Root Bark Tincture
Brand: BotanicalsWildcrafted
Product Code: sassafras
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Harvested from the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. Fresh tincture.

Sassafras Root Bark Tincture
Botanical Name Sassafras albidum
Common names sassafras, white sassafras, common sassafras, ague tree
Strength 1:2 70% : 1/8 veg. Glycerin
Part Used bark of the root
Best Before 2018
Dissolved Solids (┬ÁS/ppm) 0.25 / 170
Refractive Index 1.3695
pH 5.2
Excerpt From The: Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D.


The bark of the root of Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees (Nat. Ord. Lauraceae). Woods of eastern half of North America. Dose, 1 to 3 drachms.

Common Name: Sassafras.

Principal Constitutents.—A volatile oil (Oleum Sassafras), sassafrid, a

decomposition product of tannic acid, resin, and tannin.

Preparations.—1. Sassafras Medulla, Sassafras Pith. (Insipid, light, spongy, white and odorless, cylindrical pieces.)

2. Oleum Sassafras, Oil of Sassafras. Yellow or reddish-yellow liquid having the taste and aroma of sassafras; soluble in alcohol. Dose, 1 to 15 drops, on sugar or in emulsion.

3. Specific Medicine Sassafras. Dose, 5 to 30 drops, in syrup or on sugar.

Action and Therapy.—External. Oil of sassafras is rubefacient and obtundant, and has been used to discuss wens, and to relieve rheumatic and other painful conditions, as bruises, sprains, and swellings. A mucilage of the pith (2 drachms to Water, 16 fluidounces) was formerly much used in acute ophthalmias. An infusion of the bark is a domestic remedy for rhus poisoning.

Internal. Sassafras tea is a popular alterative, diaphoretic, and carminative. It and the oil are decidedly stimulant. The latter, like other aromatic oils, has been used with more or less success in cystitis with much mucoid flow, and in so-called chronic gonorrhea. The mucilage of the pith may be used as a demulcent. From ten to fifteen drops of the oil, administered in hot water or upon sugar, will sometimes relieve the pangs of dysmenorrhea. The chief use of sassafras oil is to flavor pharmaceutic syrups and other preparations.

Any claims made in the above excerpt(s) are the opinions of the authors and are presented here for historical and reference purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose or treat diseases or symptoms, nor do they constitute medical advice.