Powdered young sassafras leaves. Serves double-duty- for flavor and as a thickening agent. Flavor resembles Thyme and Savory. 1 Tbsp. to six portions of shrimp or chicken gumbo. Add to already cooked, hot dish. Remove from heat. Refreshing astringent after taste. 1-2 teaspoons thicken 3 qts. soup. Let stand 5 min. before serving.