(Member of the Laurel family (Lauraceae)
Known as Tea Tree, Mitten Tree, Cinnamon wood, or Smelling Stick, Sassafras is one of the first things my mother sent me into the woods each spring to dig up. The plant/tree is easy to identify in that it has 4 different shaped leaves.
Mom made sassafras tea and made everyone in the family drink it. She said the reason we got sluggish during the winter was our blood got thick and that’s why we didn’t have any energy so if we thinned...