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Category : Beverages & Teas       Region : Southeast ~ Prairie       Rating : 5
Sassafrass Cherry Tea

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Shawnee

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Mistie Dawn ... who learned this from My great grandmother

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 GRATED sasafrass roots (around 3 cups)
  • 2 cups crushed wild cherries (you may also use apples, or berries)
  • 1 cup honey (wild dark forest is best for this!)

Directions

Put first 3 ingredients into pot, bring to a boil, boil for 10 minutes, take off heat and strain. Add honey.

serve warm or cold.

Note: Grandmother taught me to do this for my athesma, it clears it right up.


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