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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.

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    barefootdoc Aug 27, 2008 01:00 PM

    Dear EL,

    I don't know about Chicago, but there is a place in LA that will ship it too you.

    http://www.herbproducts.com/

    Compared to prices in health food stores, this place is like shopping wholesale.

    Dave Zimmerman

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      LabRat Aug 27, 2008 01:25 PM

      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.

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        cheapertrick Aug 27, 2008 05:49 PM

        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.

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