Absinthe effects are ill-famed among the people. People know the colorful history and the secret myths of Absinthe.
Absinthe was created 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
– Same as a tonic
– To counteract poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
– To improve digestion
– Known treatment of parasitic intestinal worms.
In the 19th century Absinthe started to be distilled and sold by Pernod after which it became popular in La Belle Epoque period and joined with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris. According to many popular artists and writers Absinthe freed their minds and inspired them. The Green Fairy Absinthe barred Van Gogh to cut off his ear.
Several people started thinking that Absinthe was harmful because it had psychedelic and intoxicating effects which could cause violence and mental disorder. According to a description 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. Thujone had similarities with TCH, found in the drug cannabis. In France and many other countries Absinthe was banned and made illegal during the year 1915. 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. As per EU legislation the bottled Absinthe with 10mg/kg or less of thujone can be sold and US law only allows the sale of Absinthe with suggested amounts of thujone.
The Absinthe ban meant that several new Absinthe-like products had been made to replace Absinthe for satisfying people’s appetite. Along with the artificial Absinthes which have been made for the US market these beverages are still sold. A real Absinthe is that which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood for giving Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. To make bottled Absinthe it is necessary to purchase Absinthes or Absinthe essences which contain real wormwood and which can be soluble 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 on how to use them and are to be used with your Absinthe spoon and glass.
It is necessary to think about Absinthe effects for one who is going to consume a significant amount of Absinthe. Absinthe is twice strong in comparison to whisky and must be drunk in moderation!