Absinthe effects are infamous. Absinthe is known throughout the world for its colourful history and the mysterious myths that revolve around it.
Absinthe was created in Switzerland in the 18th century as an elixir or tonic. Its main element, the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), has been utilized in medicine since ancient times in the following ways:-
– As a tonic
– To counteract poisoning a result of hemlock and toadstools
– To activate 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 have become famous in La Belle Epoque period and linked with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre region of Paris – home to quite a few artists and writers. Many renowned artists and writers like Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway counted on the results of Absinthe proclaiming that it freed their minds and inspired them. Some claim that Van Gogh cut-off his ear while consuming the Green Fairy, Absinthe.
A lot of people begun to think that Absinthe was harmful, claiming that it was psychoactive, an hallucinogen, that it had psychedelic and intoxicating effects and can cause violence and insanity. It was even alleged that a French man had murdered his whole family after consuming Absinthe. In fact, he had taken an enormous amount of other alcoholic beverages after drinking the Absinthe.
The Absinthe effects were attributed to the wormwood extract in the drink which contained a chemical called thujone. Thujone had commonalities with TCH, located in the drug cannabis. Absinthe was prohibited and made illegal in France in 1915 and im many other countries at around the same time. Oddly enough, it was by no means restricted in Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic.
A lot of people researched thujone and Absinthe and it was discovered that drinking Absinthe was just as safe as consuming any strong spirits, and liquor with a significant alcohol by volume, and that Absinthe included only very minute quantities of thujone. Absinthe was, therefore, made legal again in several countries in the 1990s. EU legislation means 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 amounts of thujone.
The Absinthe ban meant 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 continue to be available in addition to artificial Absinthes which were created for the US market. If you would like 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 that include wormwood and which may be mixed with vodka or Everclear to create your very own bottled Absinthe. These essences are utilized by the Absinthe industry and may be obtained online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. They come with directions on how to make use of them and are to use with your Absinthe spoon and glass.
You just need to worry about Absinthe effects if you are intending to take a substantialportion of Absinthe. Remember that Absinthe is two times as strong as whisky and drink it without excess!