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Magnolia glauca 1.
The Rappahannock Indians snuffed the leaves and bark of this North American tree as a mild inebriant
(cf. snuff). Chemical studies and additional
ethnographic data are lacking (Ott 1993, 412*).
Virginia magnolia, which has a safrole scent, is also
known in the United States as swamp sassafras
(Grieve 1982, 716*). It contains an essential oil
that clearly includes a high quantity of safrole (cf.
Another magnolia species has been associated
with the Aztec inebriant poyomatli. Magnolias
have been shown to contain alkaloids, e.g., magnoflorine(Roth et al. 1994,479*).