Just as the Native Americans did for hundreds of years, people all across the native range of sassafras continue to harvest it and make homemade root beer yearly with no apparent detriment to their health. If you feel adventurous and would like to go out and harvest some of your own to make your sassafras root beer, here is what you need to look for. If you are unsure as to whether a root or stem that you have gathered is sassafras, just break the root or stem and smell it. If it is sassafras, it will smell just like root beer.
If you do not have sassafras readily available to you, it can be purchased online and at many health food stores.
Homemade Sassafras Root Beer
If you want to try your hand at making a delicious detoxifying tonic, try the recipe below and then relax and enjoy the flavors.