Definitions for absinthin
The principle compound found in wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), having a bitter taste.
Origin: From absinthium.
the bitter principle of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Absinthin is a naturally produced sesquiterpene lactone from the plant Artemisia absinthium. It constitutes one of the most bitter chemical agents responsible for Absinthe's distinct taste. The compound shows biological activity and has shown promise as an anti-inflammatory agent, and should not to be confused with thujone, a neurotoxin also found in Artemisia absinthium.