Absinthe effects are notorious. Absinthe is known throughout the world for it’s colorful history and the mysterious myths that surround it.
Absinthe was made in Switzerland in the 18th century as an elixir or tonic. There were several ways of using the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) from ancient times
– Similar to a tonic
– To counteract poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
– To improve digestion
– Known treatment of parasitic intestinal worms.
After being distilled and sold by Pernod Absinthe became famous in La Belle Epoque period and linked with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris which is home to many artists and writers. Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway are among the famous artists and writers who relied on the effects of Absinthe. Some say that Van Gogh cut off his ear while under the influence of 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 intoxicating effects and could cause violence and insanity. It was even alleged that Absinthe has barred a French man to kill his whole family. A person should had consumed enough 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. There is similarities between thujone and TCH. In the year 1915 Absinthe was banned and made illegal in France and several other countries also. It was never restricted in Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic.
Many people researched thujone and Absinthe and it was found that drinking Absinthe was just as safe as drinking any strong spirits, and liquor with a high alcohol by volume, and that Absinthe contained only very minute quantities of thujone. Hence Absinthe was made legal again in many nations 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 allows the sale of Absinthe with trace amounts of thujone.
To satisfy people’s appetite for an anise flavored alcoholic beverage various new Absinthe-like products had been prepared. These beverages are still available along with artificial Absinthes which have been created for the US market. An Absinthe which contains the vital ingredient and wormwood is the real Absinthe. One should buy Absinthes or Absinthe essences containing wormwood and which can be mixed with vodka or Everclear to produce one’s very own bottled Absinthe. These essences are used by the Absinthe industry and can be bought online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. Instructions on how to use are available with them and Absinthe spoon and glass is required to use them.
Don’t neglect Absinthe effects if intaking a significant amount of Absinthe. Absinthe should be taken in balance amount!