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Thujone is best isolated through steam distillation. It is insoluble in water yet highly soluble in ethanol so one can steep a plant containing thujone in ethanol to extract thujone. In 19th century Europe the continual use of absinthe was believed to cause “absinthism...
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(Lachenmeier et al, 2005). Absinthe was to blame for “Vincent van Gogh’s many mental disorders and early death at the age of 37” (Smith, 2006 and Lachenmeier et al, 2005). Within time, the many adverse health effects caused absinthe’s reputation and popularity to suffer...
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