SASSAFRAS LEAF, Organic
- A product of Mortar and Petal by CynCraft
- Organic, Kosher
- Uses: Culinary, Tea, Gumbo, Ritual
Sassafras, or Sassafras albidum, is also known as Saxifrax, Ague Tree, and Cinnamon Wood.
Sassafras is a sturdy tree found in the bayous of Louisiana. When the tree matures, sometimes reaching a height of 100 feet (30 meters) high, the trunk can have a diameter of up to 6 feet (200 cm).
The name 'Sassafras,' applied by the Spanish botanist Monardes in the sixteenth century, is said to be a corruption of the Spanish word for saxifrage.