Other uses and values
The Houma and Rappahannock people of Louisiana and Virginia, respectively, used sweetbay leaves, bark, and roots to treat colds, rheumatism, pleurisy, cough, consumption, typhoid fever, autumnal fever, and to prevent chills. Sweetbay was also used as a hallucinogen (D.E. Moerman 1986, as cited in ),.
Wood: Sweetbay wood is used for a variety of products including furniture and interior finishing work . For additional information on sweetbay wood properties and potential uses, see the following references: [2,75,123].
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