Absinthe Effects

by admin on 2017/12/27

Absinthe effects are infamous. Absinthe is known throughout the world for its vibrant background and the mysterious myths that encompass it.

Absinthe was made in Switzerland in the eighteenth century as an elixir or tonic. Its main compound, the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), has been used in medicine for thousands of years in the following ways:-
– As being a tonic
– To counteract poisoning brought on by hemlock and toadstools
– To stimulate digestion
– To take care of parasitic intestinal worms.

Absinthe started to be distilled and sold by Pernod at the turn of the nineteenth century and became famous in La Belle Epoque period and associated with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre region of Paris – home to numerous artists and writers. Many popular artists and writers including Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway counted on the effects of Absinthe saying that it freed their minds and motivated them. Some claim that Van Gogh cut-off his ear while under the influence of the Green Fairy, Absinthe.

A lot of people begun to believe that Absinthe was harmful, claiming that it was psychoactive, an hallucinogen, that it had psychedelic and envigorating effects and could cause violence and madness. It was even alleged that a French man had killed his whole family after drinking Absinthe. In fact, he had taken a massive volume of other alcohol-based drinks after drinking the Absinthe.

The Absinthe effects were blamed on 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 unlawful in France in 1915 and im many other countries at around the same time frame. Interestingly, it was never 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 drinking any strong spirits, and liquor with a significant alcohol by volume, and that Absinthe included only very small volumes of thujone. Absinthe was, thus, made legal again in several countries in the 1990s. EU legislation suggests that bottled Absinthe can only be sold if it contains 10mg/kg or less of thujone and US law only permits the sale of Absinthe with trace levels of thujone.

The Absinthe ban meant that many new Absinthe-like products had been developed to replace Absinthe, like Pernod Pastis which satisfied people’s appetite for an anise flavored alcoholic beverage. These beverages remain available along with artificial Absinthes which have been created for the US market. If you would like real Absinthe you’ll need an Absinthe which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood, that gives Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. Try to find Absinthes that contain real wormwood or buy Absinthe essences that include wormwood and which may be blended with vodka or Everclear to produce your own bottled Absinthe. These essences are utilized by the Absinthe industry and might be purchased online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. They come with directions on how to make use of them and are to be used with your Absinthe spoon and glass.

You simply need to worry about Absinthe effects if you are planning to take a significant volume of Absinthe. Remember that Absinthe is twice as strong as whisky and drink it sparingly!

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