[NAFEX] Wormwood

Amelia Hayner abhayner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 07:24:42 EDT 2011


It is NOT just the alcohol. Wormwood has got other stuff in it- it's even
toxic to chickens in very small doses.
I believe it stuns the worms in the digestive tract, and they release their
grip, that's how it works.
Amy
used to have a bunch of wormy sheep, in VA
now in NC

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:21 AM, John Barbowski <jbarbowski at gmail.com>wrote:

> *Wormwood is used to age Absynthe. It is alleged that wormwood imparts
> hallucinogenic and psychadelic properties to the liquor. (I believe it is
> just the alcohol.) Some countries (including the US) have banned the
> importation of absynthe.
>
> In the early 20th century, Bohemian poets and artists hoped to derive
> additional stimulation by drinking absynthe.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe
>
> It is commercially available in Eastern Europe, at varying colours and
> percentage of alcohol to upwards of 80%. Friends from the Czech Republic
> usually bring either absynthe os slivovitz (distilled plum alcohol) as a
> gift.
>
> jmb
> *
>
> Murph wrote:
>
> Wormwood is supposed to repel moths. I believe it probably does, as I have
> > it growing in both zone 6 MA and zone 4 ME.
> > Man; is it camphorous! This is the real Artemesia Absinthum, Mr. Thujone
> > himself.
> >
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