What is Thuaone?

by Whitney
(Vermont)

On this site about chamomile, you mention that one should drink chamomile in moderation because it contains thuaone... what is this? I cannot find it anywhere on the 'net other than on sites about chamomile, but nowhere do I find an explanation as to what it is.


http://www.grandmas-wisdom.com/incredible-chamomile.html

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Jul 08, 2014
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Thuaone
by: Anonymous

http://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/ediblefl.htm

Scoll down to Chamomile......

Aug 27, 2012
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edible flowers
by: Anonymous

It's on the edible flowers page.

May 13, 2012
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what is thuaone?
by: Anonymous

After reading a warning (NOTE: Drink chamomile tea in moderation as it contains thuaone; ragweed sufferers may be allergic to chamomile.) on another page, I wondered what the heck "thuaone" was! So, I googled it. Everything I found had the same warning. I went to Dictionary.com and came up with nothing. The only other thing I kept seeing was the suggestion I may have meant "thujone". That couldn't be it, I was sure of it! However, after finding nothing on dictionary.com, I decided to see what "thujone" was. There, it says that thujone is found in many plants, so I'm guessing maybe "thuaone" is a typo. The website also states "Thujone acts on the GABA receptors in the brain and exhibits slight, if any, psychoactive response. In many countries the amount of thujone allowed in food or drink products is regulated." Hope this helps! :)

Jul 25, 2011
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Maybe it is a non English spelling of...
by: Froglicle

On Wikipedia:

"Possible side effects

Chamomile is a relative of ragweed and can cause allergy symptoms and can cross-react with ragweed pollen in individuals with ragweed allergies. It also contains coumarin and thus care should be taken to avoid potential drug interactions, e.g. with blood thinners."

Says coumarin is:
" In high concentrations in foods, coumarin is a somewhat bitter-tasting appetite suppressant, and is probably produced by plants as a defense chemical to discourage predation.

Although coumarin itself has no anticoagulant properties, it is transformed into the natural anticoagulant dicoumarol by a number of species of fungi."

So maybe thuaone = coumarin?


Jul 19, 2011
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Thuaone is Bugging Me!
by: Grandma

Hi Whitney,

Ever since you submitted your question about thuaone it's been bugging the heck out of me. I finally did find the page I wrote that on. I kept looking on the page about Chamomile tea but that wasn't where I wrote it.

Yesterday I spend hours searching the internet, my herbal books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, medical enclyclopedias, prescription books and even went to yahoo answers etc...I can't find out what the heck thuaone is either! It's driving me buggy. I even thought I many have had a typo and meant thujone, but nope, it's written many places (like you said) chamomile may contain thuaone, I found it is in other herbs as well.

So all I can do is hope that someone visiting Grandma's Wisdom will have the answer because I can't figure it out either and it's driving me up a wall.

Grandma

Jul 19, 2011
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Thuaone?
by: Anonymous

The 6th paragraph. Did you mean "thujone?"

Jul 12, 2011
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Thuaone?
by: Anonymous

I was brought to this site after reading on a similar page about chamomile. It too warned about "thuaone" but gave no explanation. The page on your site about chamomile (http://www.grandmas-wisdom.com/incredible-chamomile.html) contains this warning:

Caution! Drink chamomile tea in moderation as it contains thuaone; ragweed sufferers may be allergic to chamomile. And always check drug regimen for possible reactions with other drugs, alcohol or food.

Jul 09, 2011
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Mysterious Thuaone
by: Grandma

Hello Whitney,

After reading your submission this morning I went back to the page I wrote about Medicinal Chamomile Tea and I couldn't find anywhere that I wrote the word "thuaone". I reread the page several times and even went to other pages that I may have referred to Chamomile and I still couldn't find where I wrote that, or even referred to limiting the use of Chamomile Tea.

To be honest with you Whitney, I have no idea what that means, I've never heard of it either. But I didn't look anywhere but my website to find why it was written. I thought I may have had a typo. Can you tell me exactly what page and paragraph you found it on?

Grandma

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