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wormwood?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
wormwood is on the 'herbal highs'page but i was wonderin where u can get it from? Do you havto buy it from a dealer?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know that 'Absyinth' is supposed to be alcohol filtered through woodworm and it does give hallucinigenic properties in high doses.

    'Absyinth' can be bought from certain booze stores but you'll probably have to ask. You can also buy it from a few pubs, they'll only sell you a maximum of about 4 shots in one night... I bought a bottle and did 14 shots of the stuff a few years back and got lost in Portsmouth for over 4 hours... <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

    Just be careful with it, its one of my favourite drinks but its strong as hell, 140% Proof and on average about 80% Alcohol, so its not for youngsters!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Justin Credible:
    filtered through woodworm

    Doesn't it just leak out through the holes? <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;


    Information about wormwood here: http://www.thesite.org.uk/drugs/the_drugs/herbal_highs.html
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Doesn't it just leak out through the holes?

    In a matter of speaking, yep, its left soaking in the woodworm for a while then distilled.. heh <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

    Simon and Schulter's Guide to Herbs and Spices tells us that Henri-Louis Pernod used aniseed, fennel, hyssop, and lemonbalm along with lesser amounts of angelica, star anise, dittany, juniper, nutmeg, and veronica. These ingredients were mascerated together with wormwood plants. After leaving the mixture to sit, water was added and the mixture was distilled. Dried herbs, including more wormwood, were added to the distillate, which was then diluted with alcohol to give a concentration of about 75% alcohol by volume (Simonetti 1990). Different absinthe manufacturers used slightly different ingredients, sometimes using nutmeg and calamus, both of which have been purported to have psychoactive effects.
    http://itsa.ucsf.edu/~mbagg/roughabsinthefaq.html
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanx for the replies. What about the other herbal highs on the page, where can they be purchased from (not the ones that you can buy in a health shop)
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