Safrole is a phenol methyl ether as found in camphor and sassafras. It can be genotoxic, carcinogenic, and liver toxic, and is not recommended for use by the IFRA.
Phenol methyl ethers are similar to phenols, but even more powerful. Concerns with overuse include psychotropic, neurotoxic effects, liver toxicity, and possible carcinogenic activity.mint species such as catnip, cornmint, and peppermint.
Links to Plants Containing Safrole
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
By: Kathy Sadowski