Rosemary Gladstar's Favorite Root Beer Recipe

by Rosemary Gladstar

This is my favorite root beer recipe. It tastes better than anything you can buy in the stores, and is certainly healthier for you.

The many roots and herbs in this formula were used for generations by folks in the Eastern United States, both by Native Americans as well as people of European ancestry.

This tonic makes a delicious beverage and also soothes and nourishes the body. Try this amazing blend, and you’ll be surprised to see how fast it will become a family tradition that you will want to pass down for years to come.

It is simple as adding tea to seltzer water.

In this recipe, 1 part = 1 Tablespoon. If you want to make twice as much, just make the part = 2 Tablespoons, and so on.

You'll need....

  • 3 parts Sassafras bark
  • 3 parts Sarsaparilla root
  • 2 parts Birch bark
  • 1 part Dandelion root
  • 1 part Licorice root
  • 1 part Fennel seed
  • 8-10 Anise Star pods (handful)
  • 1/4 part Ginger root (cut and sifted, not powdered)
  • 2 parts Burdock root
  • 1/2 teaspoons Stevia leaf (powdered)
    Make Stevia approximately 5% of formula if you make more.
  • 4-5 cups Water
  • Seltzer Water. A third or more of your final root beer amount. In this recipe, approximately 1 ½ to 2 cups) (plain or flavored)
  • 1/2 Lemon (sliced)
  • Need the herbs? Click here to visit Mountain Rose Herbs

Combine herbs, root, and stevia and mix well.

Place in a medium pot, add water, and place on slow simmer for 30-45 minutes. Strain through a double stainless steel strainer into a half-gallon glass jar.

Add seltzer according to your preference.

Add lemon, put a lid on jar, shake well and serve.

Serve as a light summer beverage to family and friends. Also, it's a good tonic for the liver and digestive tract. A soothing and nourishing drink.

Enjoy the root beer!



I was never much of a soda drinker, even back before I knew how terrible they are for our health. But I must confess that every once in a great while, I’d get the urge to drink a nice cold root beer and then search around for some brand that seemed to offer the least harmful of ingredients. I’m looking forward to making this recipe and keeping a stash around for the next time that urge strikes. Thanks Rosemary!

This is one of the 20 recipes Rosemary shares in her new video series Rosemary’s Recipes presented by Learningherbs.com and Mountain Rose Herbs. You can sign up for this series and watch how she makes this root beer along with the other remedies and recipes in over 8 hours of remedy lessons and video plant monographs until Saturday, October 20 at midnight.

Rosemary's Remedies also includes a personal coach in case you have questions.

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