Anodyne antiseptic, diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant. A hot infusion of Sassafras bark makes a good "blood purifier," promoting perspiration and urination. it has therefore been recommended for the rheumatism, gout, arthritis and skin problems. For the latter, as for various ulcers combined internally and externally use is recommended. The bark of the roots contains a volatile oil that has anodyne and antiseptic properties useful in treating head lice applied topically. It has been used in the past as a pain reliever and also to treat venereal disease. American Indians used an infusion of Sassafras roots to bring fever.
Sassafras tea has also had its day as a popular tonic drink, and was used to flavour Root Beer until it was found that Sassafrass Oil taken internally is toxic.
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