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Originally posted by FredT
Originally posted by Rhain
IActually Absinthe became legal again in the States in the 70's but no distiller produced it in great numbers. [/url]
Actually it just became legal
I am lucky enough to have an allotment of the first batch (they sold out before the release) and will be giving it a try next week and let you guys know
Originally posted by forestlady
A general rule of thumb is: If it's legal here in the U.S., it's probably not worth drinking.
Wormwood ( Artemisia absinthium ) C/S Powder - 4 oz. Bulk
Wormwood is above all a stomach medicine, being useful for indigestion, gastric pain and lack of appetite, as well as the related problems of heartburn and flatulence. Also said to be helpful for liver and gallbladder secretions. Wormwood oil is a cardiac stimulant and therefore acts when taken in proper doses, to improve blood circulation. Wormwood tea has been recommended to help relieve pain during labor. Powdered flowering tops have been used to expel intestinal worms. A fomentation of wormwood tea can be applied externally to irritations, sprains, or bruises. The oil acts as a local anesthetic to relieve pains of rheumatism, neuralgia, and arthritis.
Thujone, the supposed active chemical in absinthe, is a GABA antagonist and while it can produce muscle spasms in large doses, there is no evidence it causes hallucinations.
Originally posted by RuneSpider
I heard this second hand, but I remember it being that it was illegal to import or brew absinthe, but legal to own it...
Originally posted by mrbenn
I believe that the wormwood has been absent from Absinthe in Europe since 1908 or so . It was removed because of its hallucinogenic qualitites . Thats probably why its legal again .