Absinthe effects are well known. Absinthe is well known around the world for its colourful history and the mysterious myths that surround it.
Absinthe was made in Switzerland in the 18th century as an elixir or tonic. Its major element, the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), has been utilized in medicine for thousands of years in the following ways:-
– As a tonic
– To counteract poisoning brought on by hemlock and toadstools
– To promote digestion
– To manage parasitic intestinal worms.
Absinthe began to be distilled and sold by Pernod at the turn of the 19th century and have become famous in La Belle Epoque period and connected with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris – home to quite a few artists and writers. Many famous artists and writers including Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway depended on the effects of Absinthe saying that it freed their minds and encouraged them. Some claim that Van Gogh cut off his ear while consuming the Green Fairy, Absinthe.
Lots of people began to feel that Absinthe was harmful, claiming that it was psychoactive, an hallucinogen, that it had psychedelic and envigorating effects and can cause violence and madness. It was even claimed that a French man had murdered his whole family after consuming Absinthe. In fact, he had consumed an enormous level of other alcohol based drinks after drinking the Absinthe.
The Absinthe effects were attributed to the wormwood extract in the drink which contained a chemical called thujone. Thujone had resemblances with TCH, found in the drug cannabis. Absinthe was restricted and made illegal in France in 1915 and im a great many other countries at around the same time frame. Interestingly, it was by no means banned in Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic.
Lots of people researched thujone and Absinthe and it was found that drinking Absinthe was only as safe as consuming any strong spirits, and liquor with a high alcohol by volume, and that Absinthe contained only very small quantities of thujone. Absinthe was, consequently, made legal again in several countries in the 1990s. EU legislation implies that bottled Absinthe could only be sold if it contains 10mg/kg or less of thujone and US law only allows the sale of Absinthe with trace levels of thujone.
The Absinthe ban intended that many new Absinthe-like products had been created to replace Absinthe, just like Pernod Pastis which satisfied people’s appetite for an anise flavored alcoholic beverage. These beverages remain available in addition to artificial Absinthes which were designed for the US market. If you want real Absinthe you need an Absinthe which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood, that gives Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. Search for Absinthes which contain real wormwood or buy Absinthe essences which contain wormwood and which can be combined with vodka or Everclear to produce your individual bottled Absinthe. These essences are utilized by the Absinthe industry and can be bought online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. They come with directions regarding how to utilize them and are to be used with your Absinthe spoon and glass.
You just need to worry about Absinthe effects if you are intending to take a substantialportion of Absinthe. Keep in mind that Absinthe is doubly strong as whisky and drink it without excess!