Sassafrasis a highly fragrant reddish brown root bark. Native to eastern and south-central North America, it has a long history as being used in medicine and in the flavoring for various foods, especially root beer and gumbo. Though not having any traditional use as an incense, the wood gives off an amazingly spicy scent when heated. United States folklore states that Christopher Columbus could tell he was nearing land before he even saw it by the sweet scent of Sassafras on the wind. Sassafras appears to be associated with the Water element along with Venus or Saturn is its celestial body.
Kingdom: Group: Family: Genus: Species:
Plantae Angiosperms Lauraceae Sassafras albidum
Laurus sassafras Sassafras
albidum var. albidum Sassafras albidum var. molle Sassafras officinalis Sassafras
triloba var. mollis Sassafras variifolium
Sassafras albidum is native to the deciduous forests of eastern North America.
(German), Sasafrás (Spanish), Sassafras, Silky Sassifras, White Sassafras
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