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Absinthe first drunk by Ancient Greeks...

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on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 at 20:13

THEABSINTHEPROFESSOR said on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 at 20:13...

That is according to the British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph:

First drunk by ancient Egyptians and Greeks, absinthe was originally outlawed because scientists said one of its key ingredients, wormwood, contained the thujone molecule they blamed for causing hallucinations


The article also mentions the Swiss action to grab absinthe and fee verte for Switzerland. Any ancient Greek absinthe recipes around?

Old Nick said on Sat, 12 Jun 2010 at 08:34...

Take one handful of wormwood
put it in some wine
drink it

Pliny the Elder claims absinthe (wormwood) is a cure for halitosis, and there are refs to the cure in a papyrus from 1550 BC. It depends on how you define absinthe I guess

La Fee Vertigo said on Mon, 14 Jun 2010 at 09:24...

Great writing! out of context quote make it look like ancient scientists (magicians?) banned thujone.

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