Absinthe effects are infamous. Absinthe is well known across the world for its vibrant past and the mysterious myths that revolve around it.
Absinthe was developed in Switzerland in the eighteenth century as an elixir or tonic. Its primary 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 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 associated with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris – home to quite a few artists and writers. Many famous artists and writers like Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway depended on the results of Absinthe proclaiming that it freed their minds and motivated them. Some declare that Van Gogh chop off his ear while under the influence of 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 envigorating effects and can cause violence and insanity. It was even assumed that a French man had killed his whole family after consuming Absinthe. In truth, he had consumed a massive quantity 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 prohibited and made unlawful in France in 1915 and im many other countries at around the same time frame. Oddly enough, it was never prohibited in Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic.
Lots of people researched thujone and Absinthe and it was found that drinking Absinthe was just as safe as consuming any strong spirits, and liquor with a high alcohol by volume, and that Absinthe included only very minute volumes of thujone. Absinthe was, thus, 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 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 drink. These beverages continue to be available in addition to artificial Absinthes which were designed for the US market. If you wish real Absinthe you’ll need an Absinthe that contains the vital ingredient, wormwood, that gives Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. Look for Absinthes that contain real wormwood or buy Absinthe essences which contain wormwood and which may be blended with vodka or Everclear to make your individual bottled Absinthe. These essences are used by the Absinthe industry and can be bought online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. They come with directions regarding how to make use of them and are to be utilized with your Absinthe spoon and glass.
You just need to be concerned about Absinthe effects if you are planning to use a substantialportion of Absinthe. Keep in mind that Absinthe is twice as strong as whisky and drink it sparingly!