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Thujone Effects

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on Sat, 27 Jun 2009 at 08:57

THEABSINTHEPROFESSOR said on Sat, 27 Jun 2009 at 08:57...

Take a look at this opinion about the wormwood (artemisia absinthium) plant and the effects of thujone:

"The amount of thujone in any given plant can vary greatly. Two identical wormwood plants, grown in different elevations, soils and lighting conditions may contain vastly different amounts of thujone. In addition, some people are very sensitive to even a small percentage of thujone"

Why do you think the amount of thujone varies in individual wormwood plants. Do y'all think that thujone effects depend on the individual??

W.Ormwood (HG) said on Sat, 27 Jun 2009 at 14:40...

It varies as thujone is produced by Artemisia absinthium in response to climate, it is a form of natural medicine to keep the plant healthy. I do not know why thujone effects some people, but it does. I guess it depends how your brain is wired (GABA) High thujone absinthe has the effect of keeping the drinker more lucid in thought. This is not a subject that the absinthe industry wishes to discuss...so shut up lol

Anonymous said on Fri, 26 Feb 2010 at 10:44...

This is interesting:

Wormwood is a nervine tonic that nourishes the nervous system and, thus, eases stress and nervous disorders. As an herbal tranquilizer, the herb helps calm and soothe the nerves and reduces tension and anxiety. The herb's absinthin content is a narcotic analgesic that affects the medullary portion of the brain concerned with anxiety and is said to induce a relaxed state.

THEABSINTHEPROFESSOR said on Sun, 28 Mar 2010 at 13:13...

It is believed that thujone primes the response of an immune system element called the gamma-delta T cell .The T cells prompt the secretion of interferon, a key part of the body’s chemical defence against infection.

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