The effects of absinthe or maybe the perceived effects of absinthe were the reason for the huge popularity absinthe experienced in Europe in the nineteenth century. The effects of absinthe also added to the drink’s aura and mystery. The public discourse of the effects was extremely overstated that absinthe was ultimately banned from Europe and US for most part of the twentieth century.
However, absinthe has created an excellent comeback in Europe with a lot of countries lifting the ban on absinthe after new studies demonstrated that it does not contain high quantities of harmful chemicals that could potentially impair mental performance activity. In nineteenth century Europe, absinthe was essentially 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 having absinthe in cafes and having animated discussions on various issues.
Absinthe has a thing that hardly any other alcoholic beverage has; it provides each drinker a clear headed type of inebriation. This is surprising given the fact that it contains an incredibly high percentage of alcohol, usually within the range of 50% to 70%. People expect to feel drunk due to the high alcohol content, instead they have a bizarre clarity of thought. It’s this property of absinthe that encouraged the famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud to comment “the darkest forest melts into an open meadow” following a glass of the green fairy. Many have reported that absinthe illuminates the brain and unlocks innovative powers.
Part of the fun is with the elaborate ritual you must follow to prepare an absinthe drink. The most amazing effect is that although you feel drunk plus your body gets slightly impaired as it takes place with almost every other alcoholic drink your mind remains sharp and clear. You can actually feel, taste, listen, and smell much better than before and amazingly colors seem brighter than usual.
Absinthe is made from herbs, and wormwood is probably the main herbs utilized in its making. Thujone, a substance which is naturally found in absinthe is liable for the end results of absinthe. How thujone produces such effects stays unknown. What thujone does is that it removes the blocks inside the mind and senses thus making it possible for the mind and the senses to operate at full capacity. Our subconscious and conscious awareness set out to come together thus improving our creative, perceptive, and intellectual abilities.
Modern day science agrees that thujone along with other ingredients in absinthe increase the cognitive functions of the brain. However, you will need to realize that the effects don’t last for very long and given that absinthe has high alcohol content it is recommended that it be drunk reasonably. Absinth should never be drunk neat. To have the pleasing absinthe effects it needs to be sipped slowly.
Consuming, possessing, and developing absinthe is now legal in the European Union. Nonetheless, production and sale of absinthe in the United States is still not allowed but drinking and ownership of absinthe isn’t a crime. US citizens can get absinthe on the internet from non-US producers.