Various Absinthe Informations

A large number of contradictory Absinthe information is available online and in books which can confuse a person.

Misleading Absinthe Information

One book “Absinthe The Cocaine of the 19th Century: A History of the Hallucinogenic Drug and its Effect on Artists and Writersin Europe and the United States” by Doris Lanier, compares Absinthe to drugs such as cocaine because it was said to be addictive, to give a sense of euphoria, have psychedelic effects and weaken the brain and other faculties.

At the end of the 19th century and early 20th century Absinthe became well known to the people. Several today’s illegal drugs like crack cocaine, morphine and heroin were in use by normal everyday people at this time. and in drinks. Some of the popular drinks in bars were Absinthe, Vin Maraiani and Coca Cola. These drugs and drinks were believed to be free from side effects and so they were widely consumed throughout Europe.

The reason to link Absinthe with these drugs was it’s popularity with Bohemian artists and writers and also with the harlots of the Moulin Rouge and Montmartre.

Wormwood contains thujone which was thought to be psychoactive and alike THC in the drug cannabis. Both THC and Thujone are terpenoids which affects the central nervous system and the GABA receptors in the brain respectively. The heavy amount of wormwood intake causes hallucinations and fantasies, make the person feel euphoric, relieve pain and act as an aphrodisiac.

Absinthe was banned along with some drugs in the early 1900s in most of the countries all over the world. We now know that its ban was just part of the hysteria of the time. Drugs like heroin (the White Fairy), cannabis and cocaine were lumped with Absinthe and also lots of people and websites mention it as magic mushrooms, LSD, weed, cannabis and ecstasy.

Absinthe Information – What we now know

We know that medical studies on Absintheand wormwood in the past were not accurate and were “colored” by the prohibition movement of the time and the worry that Absinthe was a drug. Recent studies have proved that one cannot suffer with any harmful side effects or hallucinations due to intake of Absinthe. According to the tests on vintage pre ban Absinthe it hardly contained any thujone. A person would die of alcohol poisoning long before being affected with thujone.

Studies and research have caused various nations to relegalize Absinthe due to which it can now be enjoyed everywhere across the world.

Anyone can easily get drunk on Absinthe due to it’s high proof. It has twice the alcohol content of spirits such as vodka or whisky so care should be taken when drinking it. A person drinking Absinthe will experience intoxication different from other spirits or fermented beverages. Many describe it as a “lucid” or “clear headed” kind of drunkenness. The blend of herbs and the alcohol can explain this. These qualities are improved by making cocktails having Absinthe and the caffeine loaded drink Red Bull!

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