Edible Plant Species

Umbellularia californica Nutt. Lauraceae. BALM OF HEAVEN. CAJEPUT TREE. CALIFORNIAN OLIVE. MOUNTAIN LAUREL. SASSAFRAS LAUREL. SPICE BUSH.
Northwestern America.
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.