Author: Jan Scholten
622.54.14 Sassafras albidum
Names: Laurus sassafras; Sassafras officinalis.
English: Sassafras, Saxafras; Ague tree.
Source: Donald Peattie in A Natural History of Trees; NA Medicine.
French: Laurier des Iroquis.
Content: afrole oil, carcinogenic.
Use: soap, perfumes; flavouring of candy; against bedbugs, chicken lice.
Talks only negative about others, to forget his own failures and to make himself better in comparison.
Food: <<< tobacco.
General: tonic, warm, aromatic, stimulant, demulcent, catarrh, scurvy.
Fever: tertian, quotidian agues, chronic; sepsis.
Eyes: pain, acute; inflammation.
Mouth: toothache; pain, like a coal of fire on passing water.
Stomach: indigestion; weak and feeble; vomiting.
Abdomen: flatulence; distension.
Rectum: dysentery, constipation.
Urinary: urine scanty, gravel, flakes of mucus; kidneys painful diseases; bladder inflammation; pain like a coal of fire on passing water; dropsy.
Genital: venereal diseases; gonorrhoea; syphilis.
Female: menses painful, absent, scanty, delayed; infertility; abortion; obstructions; pain following parturition.
Limbs: pain, tubers ischium; intense pain in both hip-joints; rheumatism; swellings, sprains, bruises, rheumatism.
Skin: hard; rhus poisoning; gangrene.