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First off Camphor laurel is listed as toxic/carcinogenic to humans and some animals. http://www.bioinfo.in/uploadfiles/13257330861_1_1_JCRL.pdf The above link includes this info - In Iran’s folk medicine, camphor has been used both as an aphrodisiac and antiaphrodisiac. In small doses, camphor is used as an aphrodisiac to excite the reproductive organs, causing considerable heat in the urethra and nocturnal emissions. However, in large doses, it is used as an antiaphrodisiac to diminish urino-genital irritation. http://www.weeds.mangrovemountain.net/data/Cinnamomum%20camphora%20-%20Camphor%20laurel.pdf Above link states this - Extracts have been used as a brain stimulant for epilepsy, and other mental disorders. I thought this would be beneficial to the environment to share my experiences with Camphor laurel seedlings since it is a invasive species in Australia. I have been using the leaves off mature trees for making extracts to use in soap making. These mature tree leaves smell like camphor but I noticed the small Camphor laurel plants growing underneath the trees smell like Sassafras. Since I really enjoy sass root tea I thought I would try some Camphor laurel seedling leaf tea. I used about 50 seedlings each with about 4 leaves on each plants, just cut the roots off then put the stems/leaves in plunger coffee jug, added some cold water & used a stick mixer to macerate them then let sit for 1 or 2 hours then filtered with the coffee plunger. The resulting tea tasted nice & I only need to add a small amount of honey to make a drink I wouldn't mind drinking often if it is safe enough. It took over an hour before full effects were felt which were a mood lift, moderate stimulation & warmth. I found coffee was very stimulating if I drink it anytime after the tea. Since safrole has been found to be only sedating & nothing more would anyone know what is causing the mood lift/stimulation from Camphor laurel seedling tea? No negative effects have been felt from the tea personally but definitely be cautious with this plant. I am not recommending anyone try this tea but I am interested in knowing what is causing the effects.