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Sassafras is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Sassafras

Sassafras in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Sassafras in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "the tonics he (de Horta in Mexico in 1754) recommended to restore strength included oak flowers, sandal wood, sassafras and guaiacum."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 191
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 191.
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Synonymns for Sassafras

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Sassafras

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Sassafras in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Side Effect and Warnings

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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