Absinthe: What's Your Poison?


Subject:
Beverages , Drugs & Medications by Type , Alcoholic Beverages , Alcohol

Description:
This 1999 editorial looks at the health effects of absinthe, a "clear, green liqueur of 74% alcohol. The plant products in absinthe varied among manufacturers, the only universal components being alcohol and wormwood essence." Discusses medical cases from the 19th and 20th centuries caused by toxic doses of the chemical thujone found in the essential oils from wormwood. From the British Medical Journal.

Creator:
Strang, John; Arnold, Wilfred; Peters, Timothy

Publisher:
British Medical Journal

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/319/7225/1590


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