sanford (Stranger)
01-20-03 20:34
No 399950
      Safrole from Sassafras plants....  Bookmark   

Does anyone know the amount of safrole that could be obtained from sassafras root? I DID UTFSE and didn't find any good posts that could answer this question. I live in the midwest, and every spring good 'ol grandpa goes out back and digs up some root which grandma then turns into tea.  The tea is made by merely steeping clean roots in boiling water... makes a fantastic cup of tea. Anyway, with safrole becoming harder to obtain (or so it seems) and with sassafras plants being common to my area (and maybe yours, too... I've found sassafrass from here in the midwest all the way down to east texas!!!)  does anyone know a plausible extraction technique from crude sassafras root? All replies appreciated, and SORRY if this is somewhere in the posts and I am wasting your time!!!!
(Hive Bee)
01-20-03 20:39
No 399953
      Tell  Bookmark   

Tell your grandparents that their homemade sassafras tea is not FDA approved tongue

Ave Hive, synthetisandi te salutant!
(Hive Bee)
01-20-03 22:25
No 399970
      ()p()  Bookmark   

../rhodium/chemistry /3base/safrole.plants/index.html
01-20-03 23:18
No 399997
      The short answer is yes.  Bookmark   

The short answer is yes. Sassafras oil can be obtained from sassy roots. there are some posts in the search engine about this topic.

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it.-Charlie Chaplin

01-21-03 06:50
No 400092
      two words...steam distillation.  Bookmark   

two words...steam distillation.

i used TFSE...just answer TFQ!