Sarsaparilla, love it, best drink ever. Who could possibly ever resist it. However, it is a highly expensive beverage, but this recipe is much cheaper. Enjoy.

Step 1: You will need

1 sassafras root

1 ginger root

1 vanilla root

1 licorice root

1 barley grass root

1 lemon

1 birch oils root

1 teaspoon yeast

1 cup sugar

cold water

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassafras#Culinary_uses<br><br>Keep in mind that Sassafras root (assafras albidum) is carcinogenic and banned from most commercial use. Sarsaparilla (Smilax regelii) is a different, non-toxic, plant.<br><br>You can buy Sassafras root extract that has the toxic safrole removed.
<p>I got told the same thing by my father a couple of weeks ago, and I'm pretty sure you're getting confused. In bullets, for the sake of brevity:</p><p>1.Sarsaparilla is a beverage, and made from the Sassafras root</p><p>2. It's not a carcinogen, and is readily available in health stores.</p><p>3. You're thinking of Safrole oil, which is massively different. Like many things in such a high concentration, it might be poisonous. Might be. Tea tree oil is toxic, yet we all know of the benefits of tea</p><p>4. Lots of spices contain Safrol, and have never been found to cause a problem.</p>
You are also wrong. <br><br>Sarsparilla is made from Smilax regelii, aka Sarsparilla, though you are correct in that sassafras is frequently used in the U.S. to make root beers that are labelled as sarsparilla.<br><br>Safrole, a chemical found in sassafras root (among other things) may be carcinogenic to humans, and as a result, both sassafras and safrole were at one point (and may still be) banned for human consumption by the FDA.<br><br>Your point number 4 is stupid, you cant prove a negative.
<p>Nesagwa,</p><p>1 what? tbl, tsp? Could you clarify. Also, if using the extraxt vs the root, what is the conversion? Thanks! Really excited to try this!</p>
1 what ?

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