Natural Root Beer

Here is one of my favorite beverages, homemade Root Beer. If you follow the directions you will have a very pleasant and healthy drink your whole family will enjoy.


Sarsaparilla root can be used as a dye plant although it has a tendency to fade. It was formerly used in the making of root beer, so much so that the flavor has been duplicated synthetically and the root is no longer present in the beer.

Harris said that his grandfather made a good homemade root beer with more or less equal parts of Sarsaparilla, burdock, dandelion roots, sassafras bark and red clover.

Dr. Christopher gave a good recipe for root beer. If you are going to serve root beer to the kids, start ahead of time and give them the genuine article.

  • 2 ounces Sarsaparilla root
  • 2 ounces Sassafras root bark
  • 1 ½ ounces wintergreen herb
  • ½ ounce tansy
  • ¼ tsp. Baking yeast or Wine yeast
  • 1 pint molasses (NOT Blackstrap)
  • 1 Gallon Distilled Water
  • 1 ½ Gallons Distilled Water–Lukewarm

About Dara Dietz

Dara D Dietz is co-founder with her Husband of H.E.A.L. Marketplace, a private Natural Healing Association. As a teacher and counselor she has been supporting the members of H.E.A.L. with Natural Healing information and herbal supports since 1998. She continues to maintain strong ties to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since healing her own kidney ailments she has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using natural herbal remedies. Dara has written and compiled numerous articles on a wide variety of natural healing topics. Drawing from her own healing experiences and borrowing from the vast wisdom of natural healers long departed, she continues to provide H.E.A.L.’s international membership with down to earth natural healing wisdom in H.E.A.L.’s bi-weekly newsletters. Dara and her husband currently reside in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
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