sassafras oil


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sassafras oil

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(Plants) a clear volatile oil that is extracted from the root of the sassafras tree and contains camphor, pinene, and safrole
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Noun1.sassafras oil - oil from root bark of sassafras trees; used in perfumery and as a disinfectant
sassafras, Sassafras albidum, sassafras tree - yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and bark; source of sassafras oil; widely distributed in eastern North America
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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This oil is used as a substitute for North American sassafras oil, which can be extracted from Sassafras albidum as well as from the pau-rosa oil of the Amazonian plant Aniba roseodora.
Criminal networks use Cambodia to illegally produce and export natural sassafras oil, which can be used as a precursor for MDMA.
Um, from my limited understanding, you can make Ecstasy by putting all the chemicals together and making Ecstasy or sassafras is two or three molecule, sassafras oil is two or three molecules off of what Ecstasy is the, the compound.
On March 28, 2006, DEA agents, assisted by forensic chemists executed a search warrant at PIESAK's residence and recovered glassware, chemicals and other items, including sassafras oil, needed to manufacture ecstasy, as well as recipes the PIESAK downloaded from the internet for manufacturing ecstasy.