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.
Thanks to crackdowns on illegal sassafras oil production elsewhere in Asia, Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains are now one of the region's last remaining producers.
Among those used in his medical recipes were muriatic acid, turnips, ginger root, dandelion root, arnica, saltpeter, honey, sassafras oil, and turpentine.
The main reason my soap's so fine is that I boil my lye in rainwater, and then add it to the creek water along with sassafras oil, and left over bones.