||Rosemary's Root Beer Tonic
3 oz Sassafras Bark, dried
2 oz Sarsaparilla, dried
1 oz Dandelion Root, dried
1 oz Burdock Root, dried
1/2 oz Ground Ginger
1/2 oz Ground Cinnamon
1/4 oz Orange Peel, dried
This sweet, bracing drink from Rosemary Gladstar Slick is reminiscent
of old-fashioned root beer, due to the sassafras. It has a cleansing,
revivifying effect from the dandelion, burdock and sarsaparilla.
Mix together all ingredients and store in a tightly closed container.
In a large pot combine 1 quart of water and 4 tablespoons of dry
mixture. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Strain and sweeten with honey or stevia (also called "sweet herb") if
Makes about 4 cups
Variation: For iced tea, chill the simmered mixture, then dilute it
with 1 quart of sparkling water. Serve over ice with a twist of
Source: Vegetarian Times, April 1993
Shared by: Norman R. Brown
From: Bob Emert