The effects of absinthe or the recognized effects of absinthe were responsible for the huge popularity absinthe relished in Europe in the nineteenth century. The effects of absinthe also added onto the drink’s aura and obscurity. The public discourse of the effects was very exaggerated that absinthe was inevitably banned from Europe and US for most part of the 20th century.
However, absinthe has created an excellent comeback in Europe with most countries lifting the ban on absinthe after new studies indicated that it doesn’t contain high amounts of harmful chemicals that can potentially impair the brain activity. In 19th century Europe, absinthe was practically worshipped because of its mind opening characteristics. Absinthe has had a very long romantic link with the art world. It was not unusual to discover great writers and painters drinking absinthe in cafes and having animated discussions on various issues.
Absinthe has something that no other liquor has; it gives the drinker a clear headed form of inebriation. This is surprising since it contains an incredibly significant number of alcohol, usually in the range of 50% to 70%. People expect to feel drunk because of the high alcohol content, but alternatively there’s a bizarre lucidity of thought. This is the property of absinthe that prompted the famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud to comment “the darkest forest melts into an open meadow” after a glass of the green fairy. Many have professed that absinthe illuminates the mind and unlocks creative powers.
Part of the fun is within the elaborate ritual you must follow to make an absinthe drink. The most amazing effect is the fact that even if you feel drunk plus your body gets slightly impaired as it occurs with every other alcoholic drink your mind remains sharp and clear. You can actually feel, taste, listen, and smell better than before and surprisingly colors seem brighter than usual.
Absinthe consists of herbs, and wormwood is probably the main herbs utilised in its making. Thujone, a substance that’s naturally found in absinthe is accountable to the results of absinthe. How thujone generates such effects remains a mystery. What thujone does is it removes the blocks inside the mind and senses thus making it possible for the mind and the senses to operate at full ability. Our subconscious and conscious consciousness begin to come together thus strengthening our innovative, perceptive, and mental abilities.
Contemporary science agrees that thujone and other ingredients in absinthe increase the mental functions of the brain. However, it is important to know that the effects don’t go very far and since absinthe has high alcohol content it is recommended that it be drunk without excess. Absinth should not be drunk neat. To have the pleasing absinthe effects it should be sipped slowly.
Consuming, possessing, and developing absinthe is currently legal in the European Union. Nonetheless, production and sale of absinthe in America remains to be banned but drinking and acquisition of absinthe isn’t a crime. People in the USA can buy absinthe on the internet from non-US producers.