sassafras oil


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sassafras oil

n
(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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Criminal networks use Cambodia to illegally produce and export natural sassafras oil, which can be used as a precursor for MDMA.
However, the main raw material for the drug is sassafras oil, or safrole, which is extracted from a number of different plants, mainly in Southeast Asia and China.
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.
For example, some have controls on "Sassafras Oil" - a root bark distilled from the sassafras tree - while others do not.