Native North American Sarsaparilla Tea
To make sarsaparilla tea, simply pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon or two of sarsaparilla and let sit for about 30 minutes. Then strain and enjoy. Comes in a clear container with approximately 8 ounces of sarsaparilla.
A Bit of History
Native to southern North and Central America, the sarsaparilla root have long been a panacea for Native Americans, enslaved African Americans, and European Americans. It was said to cleanse the blood and cure everything from colds to skin disease. For the Native Americans, it even served as an aphrodisiac. Sarsaparilla eventually played a leading role in one of the nation’s top soda flavors: root beer.