Sassafras root in Chicago?
- Eaterlover Aug 26, 2008 10:13 PM
I'm curious, does anyone know if sassafras root is available in Chicago? I want to try out its herbal medicine benefits.
I believe I bought some at the Whole Foods on North Ave. many years ago when they still had all the bulk bins. Could have also been Brew n Grow.
True Nature Health Foods (773.465.6400) @ 6034 N. Broadway had some last time I was there. I'm not sure what health benefits it has. The government banned using it as an ingredient in root beer many years ago due to the fact that it contains carcinogens. It is still legal to sell as an herbal tea however.