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Roots used to make tea

Zone 60073 | connie odoms added on January 12, 2018 | Answered

What's the correct spelling for saphase root/sagas root? Its common in southern states. My granny use to make tea with this root & pine thistle from pine tree. Please help thank u

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 13, 2018

Maybe you are thinking of the Sassafras root? This can be common in the southern states, and can also be made into a tea.

Hopefully this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sassafras/what-is-a-sassafras-tree.htm

My only other thought would be Ginseng root: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/ginseng/ginseng-growing-and-harvesting.htm

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