Numerous Absinthe Effects

Absinthe effects are infamous. The colorful history and the mysterious myths of Absinthe is famous all over the world.

Absinthe was produced as an elixir or tonic in Switzerland in the 18th century. Its main ingredient, the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), has been used in medicine since ancient times in the following ways:-
– Same as a tonic
– Methods to prevent poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
– For stimulating digestive system
– Parasitic intestinal worms are treated by it.

Absinthe started to be distilled and sold by Pernod at the turn of the 19th century and became famous in La Belle Epoque period and linked with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris – home to many artists and writers. Various well known artists and writers such as Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway believed on the effects of Absinthe saying that it freed their minds and inspired them. A few people belief that Van Gogh cut off his ear under the influence of the Green Fairy, Absinthe.

Lots of people began to believe that Absinthe was harmful claiming that it was psychoactive, an hallucinogen and could give rise to violence and mental illness. 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 qualities same as TCH. Absinthe was banned and made illegal not only in France but also in several other countries in 1915. Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic never banned it.

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. Absinthe was, therefore, made legal again in many countries in the 1990s. The sell of the bottled Absinthe containing more than 10mg/kg of thujone is restricted by EU legislation and US law does not allow the sale of Absinthe without trace amounts of thujone.

New Absinthe-like products had been created to replace Absinthe for satisfying people’s appetite for an anise flavored alcoholic beverage. These beverages are still sold along with artificial Absinthes which have been prepared for the US market. If you want real Absinthe you need an Absinthe which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood, which gives Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. Absinthes which contain real wormwood or Absinthe essences which contain wormwood and can be mixed with vodka or Everclear is appropriate to produce 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. Remember that Absinthe is twice as strong as whisky and drink it in moderation!