Oil of wormwood | definition of oil of wormwood by Medical dictionary
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
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).