Now that Absinthe is once again legal in many countries, people are asking “What are the effects of drinking Absinthe?”, “Will it make me trip out?”, “Will I see the Green Fairy?”.
Absinthe is a mythical drink with many legends and stories surrounding it. Orginally created in Switzerland as an elixir by Dr Pierre Ordinaire, it quickly became a best selling alcoholic beverage when Henri-Louis Pernod started distilling it in France. In fact , Absinthe overtook beer, cider and even wine as the most popular drink in France in the period known as La Belle Epoque, the golden age leading up to the First World War.
Famous drinkers of Absinthe include Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Oscar Wilde. The second you see them as they are not. In the end, you see things as they really are, and that is one of the most horrible thing in the world.”
Pernod made Absinthe from a base of wine which he then flavored with natural herbal ingredients such as wormwood, fennel, aniseed, star anise, veronica, dittany, lemon balm, hyssop, nutmeg, angelica and dittany. Some manufacturers used additional herbs such as coriander, and calamus root.
So, what are the effects of Absinthe?
Absinthe became popular in the time known as “The Great Binge”, a time when beverages containing cocaine were popular and the time when heroin was thought safe to use in medicine. It was linked to these other types of drugs and was thought to be psychoactive and to cause:-
– Hyper excitability
– Convulsions and spasms
– Destroying the intellect
– Causes of brain damage
Artists and writers consumed Absinthe to help them get inspiration and many said that it was responsible for their genius. Famous Absinthe poetry.
Absinthe, so the prohibition led people to believe, was going to drive the French people immoral and cause the collapse of the nation. After doctors tested wormwood and thujone, the chemical in wormwood, they claimed that it was like cannabis and could cause epileptic fits. The prohibition movement blamed Absinthe for causing a young man to murder his whole family after only consuming a few glasses. The consumption of Absinthe was also blamed for Van Gogh cutting off his own ear and for his suicide.
Absinthe was thought to contain huge amounts of thujone, as much as up to 350 mg per liter. But high tech tests on vintage bottles have proven these claims about thujone levels and the safety of Absinthe completely false. Absinthe contained a small amounts, up to 6mg, not enough to cause anyone to hallucinate a little. Absinthe has been shown in studies to be as safe as any other alcoholic drink.
Absinthe will not help you see green fairies but it is very strong drink, up to 75% alcohol — so will get your drunk rather quckly. The mysterious blend of alcohol and herbs will give you a strange drunken experience, a “lucid” or “clear headed” drunkenness – a completely new experience!
What are the major effects of Absinthe? There are no bad effects except a hangover if you overdo it. Absinthe is a unique drink to be enjoyed slowly and to make you feel good. Buy high quality Absinthe which contains real wormwood or make your own with essences from AbsintheKit.come and enjoy the great taste of the Green Fairy. Absinthe kits are available from http://absinthekit.com/.