Lately I've noticed this Blogad for Absinthe:
Historically, Absinthe was banned in Europe and continues to be banned in the U.S. Apparently this is due to its magic mystical component, Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).
"It was thought that excessive absinthe-drinking led to effects which were specifically worse than those associated with over-indulgence in other forms of alcohol — which is bound to have been true for some of the less scrupulously adulterated products, creating the condition absinthism. Undistilled wormwood essential oil contains a substance called thujone, which is an epileptic (and can cause renal failure) in extremely high doses, and the supposed ill effects of the drink were blamed on that substance in 19th century studies.
More recent studies have shown that very little of the thujone present in absinthe actually makes it into a properly distilled absinthe, even one re-created using historical recipes and methods, so much so that a recent French distiller has had to add pure essential oil of wormwood to make a "high-thujone" variant of his product. It can remain in higher amounts in oils produced by other methods than distillation, or when wormwood is macerated and the macerate not distilled, especially when the plant stems are used, where thujone content is the highest."
Apparently the "Thujone Affect" seems to be overstated. My question is this: Have you tried Absinthe? Did you notice any peculiar affects?