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).
Doctors are warning people about consuming oil of wormwood, an herbal liquid that has been linked with serious health consequences in one patient.
In last week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors reported the case of a 31-year-old man who was hospitalized after drinking oil of wormwood, which he had purchased over the Internet.
Oil of wormwood is one of the ingredients in absinthe.
While absinthe is banned in the United States and most countries, its ingredients - including oil of wormwood - are readily available over the Internet, they said.