Latin Name: Sassafras albidum
Uses: Regardless of safety concerns, people have used sassafras topically to treat skin problems, rheumatism, swollen eyes, sprains, insect bites and stings, lice
Safety Concerns: Not sold for consumption. Contains safrole, a toxic chemical that can cause cancer and liver damage. Consumption of 5 mL of sassafras oil can kill an adult.
Always consult your physician before taking any medicinal products. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to see if the product is appropriate for you. If you experience any pain or adverse side-effects, stop and consult your healthcare provider immediately.