Absinthe effects are notorious. Absinthe is famous throughout the world for its colorful history and the hidden myths.
Absinthe was made in Switzerland in the 18th century as an elixir or tonic. From the ancient times it’s main ingredient has been used in medicine in different ways
– A Good tonic
– To negate poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
-Used to stimulate digestion
– Also used in treating 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. Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway are among the famous artists and writers who relied on the effects of Absinthe. A few people belief that Van Gogh cut off his ear under the influence of the Green Fairy, Absinthe.
According to the belief of most of the people Absinthe has psychedelic and intoxicating effects and it can be responsible for violence and insanity. It was even alleged that a French man had murdered his whole family after drinking Absinthe. After drinking the Absinthe one had definitely drunk other alcoholic beverages in large amount.
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. Absinthe was banned and made illegal in France and many other nations in 1915. It was used frequently 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. In the 1990s Absinthe was made legal again in many countries. The bottled Absinthe which contains 10mg/kg or less of thujone can be sold as per EU legislation.
The Absinthe ban meant that many new Absinthe-like products had been created to replace Absinthe, such as Pernod Pastis which satisfied people’s appetite for an anise flavored alcoholic beverage. A person can easily buy these beverages along with artificial Absinthes which have been made for the US market. A real Absinthe is that which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood for giving Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. 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. They come with instructions and cannot be used without Absinthe spoon and glass.
It is necessary to think about Absinthe effects for one who is going to consume a significant amount of Absinthe. As Absinthe is twice strong than whisky so one should drink it in moderation!