Absinthe Effects

Absinthe effects are infamous. Absinthe is well known around the world for its colorful history and the mysterious myths that revolve around it.

Absinthe was made in Switzerland in the eighteenth century as an elixir or tonic. Its main ingredient, the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), has been utilized in medicine for thousands of years in the following ways:-
– Being a tonic
– To counteract poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
– To induce digestion
– To treat parasitic intestinal worms.

Absinthe began 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 a lot of artists and writers. Many famous artists and writers including Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway counted on the results of Absinthe saying that it freed their minds and encouraged them. Some point out that Van Gogh chop off his ear while consuming the Green Fairy, Absinthe.

Many people began to think 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 alleged that a French man had killed his whole family after consuming Absinthe. In reality, he had consumed an enormous level of other alcoholic beverages after drinking the Absinthe.

The Absinthe effects were blamed on the wormwood extract in the drink which contained a chemical called thujone. Thujone had commonalities with TCH, found in the drug cannabis. Absinthe was restricted and made unlawful in France in 1915 and im a great many other countries at around the same time. Interestingly, it was by no means banned in Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic.

Many people researched thujone and Absinthe and it was discovered that drinking Absinthe was only as safe as consuming any strong spirits, and liquor with a high alcohol by volume, and that Absinthe included only very small amounts of thujone. Absinthe was, therefore, made legal again in many countries in the 1990s. EU legislation suggests that bottled Absinthe could only be sold if it contains 10mg/kg or less of thujone and US law only enables the sale of Absinthe with trace amounts of thujone.

The Absinthe ban meant that many new Absinthe-like products had been developed to replace Absinthe, just like Pernod Pastis which satisfied people’s appetite for an anise flavored liquor. These beverages are still available in addition to artificial Absinthes which were created for the US market. If you wish real Absinthe you will need an Absinthe which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood, which gives Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. Try to find Absinthes that have real wormwood or buy Absinthe essences that contain wormwood and which can be combined with vodka or Everclear to create your own bottled Absinthe. These essences are employed by the Absinthe industry and may be purchased online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. They come with guidelines concerning how to utilize them and are to be used with your Absinthe spoon and glass.

You just need to be concerned about Absinthe effects if you are planning to take a significant portion of Absinthe. Keep in mind that Absinthe is twice as strong as whisky and drink it in moderation!