Umbellularia californica Nutt. Lauraceae. BALM OF HEAVEN.
CAJEPUT TREE. CALIFORNIAN OLIVE. MOUNTAIN LAUREL.
SASSAFRAS LAUREL. SPICE BUSH.
The foliage, when bruised, gives out a
camphor-like scent. Hunters often, according to Douglas, make use of a
decoction of the leaves, which stimulates the system and produces a
glow of warmth. The Spanish-Americans use the leaves as a condiment.