oil of sassafras

oil of sassafras

[′ȯil əv ′sas·ə‚fras]
(materials)
A pungent, aromatic, yellowish or reddish-yellow liquid obtained from the bark of American sassafras (Sassafras albidum); soluble in organic solvents, glacial acetic acid, and carbon disulfide; used for flavors, perfumes, and medicines. Also known as clary sage oil; sassafras oil.
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Dyma'r cynhwysion: oeil of eucalyptus; camphor; oil of thyme; oil of sassafras.
Instead they contained camphor, chloroform, ammonia, red pepper, guaiac, myrrh, turpentine, or oil of sassafras as active ingredients.
Oil of sassafras was distilled from the bark and was once extensively employed as a perfume in the manufacture of soaps.