thujone


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thu·jone

 (tho͞o′jōn′, thyo͞o′-)
n.
A ketone, C10H16O, that is thought to be a neurotoxin and is found in certain plants such as the wormwood Artemisia absinthium, an ingredient in absinthe.

[New Latin Thuja, arborvitae genus (since it is found in arborvitae); see thuja + -one.]
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Even though the quantity of thujone was below the allowance made by the health authorities it was still removed from the market.
Its essential oil contains cineol, borneol, and thujone.
The discussion, which will come to a head at a meeting of the parliament in the French city of Strasbourg next week, focuses on the amount of the naturally occuring chemical thujone that must be present in the drink, if at all.
Ada cayi yapraklarinin damitilmasi ile elde edilen ada cayi yagi; salvene, pinene, camphor, cineole, borneol, thujone, sponin, diterpene, phenolic asit, salviatanin, ursokolik asit, kafeik asit ve flavonoidleri icerir (1-3).
The sell: Made using 100% Moravian corn to create a "subtle sweetness" and infused with thujone extracted from hand-picked wormwood, Babicka Vodka will "appeal to the discerning drinker".
from 1912 until 2007, when the Food and Drug Administration began permitting formulations with minimal amounts of thujone, a psychoactive chemical in wormwood.
The high alcohol content of the drink as well as the presence of the hallucinogenic thujone has seen this drink widely banned.
Don)) is mainly caused by the presence of antimicrobial compounds, notably thujone and thujaplicin, in the heartwood.
The thujone molecule in one of its key ingredients, wormwood, is said to cause hallucinations and brain damage.
Poor testing incorrectly linked the thujone to these illnesses.
Thujone is a naturally occurring compound found in wormwood, one of the plants used to flavour absinthe, the legendary liquor that enthralled artists and writers during the latter years of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th.
The active ingredient in absinthe, which does the damage, is thujone, still outlawed in many countries, including the US, but since 1988 it has been legal for EU distillers once more to make the drink.