A wonderful carminative, helping to expel gas and bloating and relieve digestive disturbances. A powerful alterative used to stimulate the elimination of wastes through by the kidneys, liver, and skin. Sometimes used as a "spring tonic" for this reason. Drank hot, can be effective for fever, as it is a diaphoretic, helping to induce sweating. Due to the safrole content, sassafras is generally not intended for long-term use. However, safrole is poorly water soluble, and is not a need for concern when taken in tea for short-term use.