SASSAFRAS (such a fun word)

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Rlarsen, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Rlarsen

    Rlarsen Member

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    Jun 12, 2020
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    I have lots of sassafras seedlings. I offered a few leaves and my gang loved them.
    its on toxic lists but i read about goats eating it. So ... y'alls experiences?
    is it ok? Is it a dose-dependent thing? (Its not in their usual turnout so they don't get into it by themselves).
     
  2. jschies

    jschies Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2014
    They used sassafras to flavor Dr. Pepper and the ground up leaves are the file powder in gumbo. But I looked it up to see if it is toxic. The websites that I saw talked about the oil being toxic. I don't have any sassafras trees. I wish I did!
     
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  3. Rlarsen

    Rlarsen Member

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  4. Rlarsen

    Rlarsen Member

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    Jun 12, 2020
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    i want to try to make a drink out of it
     
  5. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    My goats eat it and love it. I do too! :D
     
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  6. Rlarsen

    Rlarsen Member

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    How do you use it?
     
  7. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Well I've never actually done anything with it other than eat the leaves straight off the plant, just as a walk by snack. :p
     
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  8. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    We used to make tea by boiling the leaves and adding ice and sugar. It's a great summer drink.
     
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  9. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    And if you dry the leaves you can make tea all the time. Great for stomach upset.
     
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  10. Rlarsen

    Rlarsen Member

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    Jun 12, 2020
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    Oh i wanna try that
     
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  11. Rlarsen

    Rlarsen Member

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    Jun 12, 2020
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    Good idea
     
  12. Rlarsen

    Rlarsen Member

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    Jun 12, 2020
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    I tasted the stems. Yummy, sweet spicy molassesy flavor
     
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  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California