wormwood oil

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Related to wormwood oil: Thujone
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Noun1.wormwood oil - a dark bitter oil obtained from wormwood leaveswormwood oil - a dark bitter oil obtained from wormwood leaves; flavors absinthe liqueurs
essential oil, volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
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As might be expected the latter animal lapped at the alcohol until he became drunk, but unexpectedly, the guinea pig exposed to just the vapours of wormwood oil went into convulsions.
Thujone isomers are responsible for the hallucinogenic and toxic effect of wormwood oil and absinthe, and therefore thujones rich chemotypes of wormwood are not appreciated.
Although few people now drink the liqueur, "a lot of herbal preparations are available on-line, and one is wormwood oil," says Hold.