Absinthe effects are infamous. Absinthe is well known around the world for its colourful history and the mysterious myths that encircle it.
Absinthe was made in Switzerland in the eighteenth century as an elixir or tonic. Its major compound, the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), has been utilized in medicine since ancient times in the following ways:-
- As being a tonic
- To counteract poisoning brought on by hemlock and toadstools
- To stimulate digestion
- To manage parasitic intestinal worms.
Absinthe grew to become distilled and sold by Pernod at the turn of the 19th century and have become famous in La Belle Epoque period and connected with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris - home to numerous artists and writers. Many well-known artists and writers like Van Gogh, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway counted on the results of Absinthe saying that it freed their minds and motivated them. Some claim that Van Gogh chop off his ear while intoxicated by the Green Fairy, Absinthe.
A lot of people started to feel that Absinthe was harmful, claiming that it was psychoactive, an hallucinogen, that it had psychedelic and intoxicating effects and can even cause violence and madness. It was even believed that a French man had murdered his whole family after drinking Absinthe. In reality, he had taken an enormous quantity of other alcoholic beverages after drinking the Absinthe.
The Absinthe effects were blamed on the wormwood extract in the drink which included a chemical called thujone. Thujone had similarities with TCH, found in the drug cannabis. Absinthe was prohibited and made illegal in France in 1915 and im a great many other countries at around the same time frame. Oddly enough, it was never banned in Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic.
Lots of people researched thujone and Absinthe and it was discovered that drinking Absinthe was only as safe as consuming 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 several countries in the 1990s. EU legislation suggests that bottled Absinthe can only be sold if it contains 10mg/kg or less of thujone and US law only enables the sale of Absinthe with trace quantities of thujone.
The Absinthe ban supposed 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. These beverages are still available together with artificial Absinthes which were designed for the US market. If you would like real Absinthe you need an Absinthe which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood, that gives Absinthe it's characteristic bitter flavor. Look for Absinthes which contain real wormwood or buy Absinthe essences that contain wormwood and which may be mixed with vodka or Everclear to produce your individual bottled Absinthe. These essences are employed by the Absinthe industry and can be purchased online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. They come with directions on how to utilize them and are to be used with your Absinthe spoon and glass.
You simply need to worry about Absinthe effects if you are intending to consume a significant amount of Absinthe. Absinthe Spoon, stainless steel