In the West, Sassafras bark is a primary ingredient to make homemade root beer. Its a traditional herbal medicine from Louisiana and the southern states. Sassafras tea is said to help the immune system. It can also soothe inflammation, especially with poison oak, ivy or urinary tract infections.
Medicinal properties: Numerous Native American tribes used the leaves to treat wounds by rubbing them directly into the wound. Different parts of the plant are used for many medicinal purposes such as treating acne, urinary disorders and high fevers.