Word of the Week: Sassafras

As in:  “Massasoit’s improved eyesight, along with the fact that New England Algonquian medical recipes used sassafras to heal ocular conditions, suggest that Winslow may have relied on Native medicinal knowledge of sassafras and its BookCover_Medical_Encounters_Wisecupuses to make his broth.”

Wisecup, K. (2013). Medical encounters: Knowledge and identity in early American literatures. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, p.78.


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