What is the difference between Root Beer and Sasparilla?!

Question: What is the difference between Root Beer and Sasparilla!?
My boyfriend is a Root Beer enthusiast He was "schooling" me on Root Beer and how it is made from a Sarsaparilla tree (or is it a Sassafras tree!?)!. Then mid-explanation he decided that he wanted me to figure out for myself what the difference between the two is!. The only problem is I cannot find a clear SIMPLE answer as to the difference!.

Can anybody shed some light on the subject!?

The drink Sarsaparilla is a carbonated drink made from the extract from the sarsaparilla root but originally it was flavored with sassafras and birch oils and did not contain sarsaparilla!.

Root beer is also flavored with sarsaparilla root but has the additional flavorings from sassafras, anise, burdock, cinnamon, dandelion, ginger, juniper, vanilla and wintergreen!.

hope i helped!!!

Root beer is a carbonated beverag made out of sasparilla!.
It is made from the bark & root extract from the sassafras tree!. The most prominent flavor I can detect is the "anise seed"!. And root beer often has other flavorings, including anise, burdock, cinnamon, dandelion, ginger, juniper, spikenard / sarsaparilla, vanilla, wintergreen, and / or yellow dock and sweetened with aspartame, corn syrup, honey, maple syrup, molasses, and, most commonly sugar!. Although originally carbonated with yeast, most modern root beer brands are artificially carbonated!. Most brands of root beer contain sodium benzoate as a preservative!.
It is a non alcoholic beverage!. Unless you add alcohol!.
This is the best way to have it in my opinion!!
How to make it:

Root beer, also known as sarsaparilla, is a carbonated beverage originally created from sassafras!. Root beer, popularized in North America, comes in two forms: alcoholic and soft drink!.

Root beer is a carbonated beverag made out of sasparilla!. Sasparilla is a tree and the roots are used either the extract or made into powder!.!. Use the extract or powder an dother spices to make the beverage called root beer!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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