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Interesting....

-- By  james blundell in  Cessna 210 8k feet, Sunshine Coast, QLD on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at 05:07.

Absinthe has always held a real attraction for me.. no heavy 'drag'.. and always illuminating.. had no idea, until reading the blog on thujone, that I'm mereley one of the multitude who see it as much more than just another way to sway.. no wonder Byron, Keats, and Shelley were proponents ... Clear skies and thought to all out there...

 
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Thujone rich: Artemisia absinthium
Thujone is found in a variety of common plants and herbs. In absinthe, thujone comes from wormwood (pictured), the wild-growing perennial that is especially rich in the substance. (Photo: H. Kress)


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About thujone

The Wikipedia entry on thujone gives an overview of the substance's chemical composition and pharmacology. Also includes a brief discussion of thujone content in absinthe (modern and pre-ban).

Vivienne Baillie Gerritsen, writing for the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in 2005, isn't too thrilled by the Green Fairy's comeback. A scientific analysis of the effect of thujone, or a modern-day anti-absinthe rant? You decide.

Should you care to know that the substance's formal chemical name is "1-isopropyl-4-methylbicyclo[3.1.0] hexan-3-one", then the geeky 3Dchem's interactive 3-D model of the thujone molecule is a toy you'll like. Unfortunately, the associated article contains quite a few factual errors.

 



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