oil of wormwood

oil of worm·wood

volatile oil from leaves and tops of Artemisia absinthium (family Compositae). Thujol alcohol and acetate; thujone (a powerful convulsant), phellandrene, cadinene; also a blue oil. Used in flavoring vermouth and in absinthe.
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Case of Poisoning by Oil of Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).
The essential oil of wormwood growing wild in Estonia has not been analysed by capillary gas chromatographic and gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric methods before.
All that for an emerald-green anise-flavored liqueur distilled with oil of wormwood (with an alcohol level up to 75% by volume).