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Botanical Names Laurus sassafras (Nutt.) Nees. (N.O.: Lauraceae):
Common Name Saxifrax; Saloop; Ague Tree; Cinnamon Wood;
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Stem Usually shrubby or small trees but can reach STEM: heights of 30m, and diameters of 2m. Bark dark red-brown, deeply furrowed, soft and brittle with short, corky, layered fracture, with many oil cells, aromatic, agreeable taste. Young twigs are green,
Leaves Bright green above, downy beneath, are 4-6in. long, oval, specially on older branches often mitten shaped, or three- lobed on younger shoots or twigs. turn various shades of yellow, orange, pink and deep red.
Flowers small greenish appear in April or early May before the leaves.
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Fruit pistil, ripens into a blue drupe
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Distribution The generic name of three species of trees., two native to eastern Asia, one to eastern North Americ
Parts Used Bark of the root
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Solvents Boiling water, alcohol
Therapeutic Action Stimulant,Alterative,Aromatic,Diuretic,Tonic
Medical Uses Corrective in Rheumatism. , varicose ulcers Painful menstruation; Afterbirth pains; skin eruptive diseases; essential oil for painful toothache; Used to improve flavour of other compounds; Poultice ulcers, oil in liniments and application for bruises and swellings.
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Preparation  
Dosage Infusion of 1 oz crushed or chipped bark to 1 pint of boiling water Tincture, 15-30min
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Formulas Formula #176 Acne Formula #178 Boils (poultice)
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non_med  
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History Said to have added discover of America by its aromatic smell that carries far out to sea.
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Reference Indian Herbology of North America
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