Absinthe effects are notorious. The colorful history and the mysterious myths of Absinthe is famous all over the world.
Absinthe was created in Switzerland in the 18th century as an elixir or tonic. In the following ways it’s main ingredient has been used in medicine
-It can be used as a tonic
– Methods to prevent poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
-Used to stimulate digestion
– Known treatment of parasitic intestinal worms.
Pernod started distilling and selling of Absinthe at the turn of the 19th century after that it became famous in La Belle Epoque period and combined with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris. Lots of famous artists and writers believed that Absinthe freed their minds and inspired them. Due to the influence of the Green Fairy Absinthe Van Gogh cut off his ear.
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 described that a French man murdered his whole family after drinking Absinthe. In fact, he had consumed a vast amount 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 qualities same as TCH. Absinthe was banned and made illegal in France in 1915 and im many other countries at around the same time. 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. The ban was removed from Absinthe in many countries due to this reason. 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.
The Absinthe ban meant that several new Absinthe-like products had been made to replace Absinthe for satisfying people’s appetite. One can get these beverages along with artificial Absinthes which have been created for the US market. The vital ingredient and wormwood which gives Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor are the contents of real Absinthe. Own bottled Absinthe can be prepared by Absinthes or Absinthe essences that contain wormwood and can be mixed with vodka or Everclear. 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. One should not forget that Absinthe is twice as strong as whisky and should drink it in moderation!