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thujone

Main component (25-70%), the essential, typical green oils of the plant Artemisia absinthum (wormwood). The material is also contained in mugwort, rosemary, thyme, sage and wormwood plant. The characteristic bittertaste is due to the content of the glycoside Absinthin. The substance may cause physical and mental damage if consumed excessively. As a very strong nerve poison, it causes epileptic spasms and can even lead to dementia in chronic abuse. The plant is in the wormwood used as a flavoring. The herbal liqueur made from it absinthe Due to the thujone content, it was banned for some time in the original recipe, but since 1988 it has been re-authorized in EU countries. It has been found that the amount of thujone contained in the liqueur sanitary is harmless.

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