Absinthe effects are infamous. Absinthe is well known for its colorful history and the mysterious myths that surround it.
In the 18th century Absinthe was prepared in Switzerland as an elixir or tonic. There were several ways of using the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) from ancient times
- A Good tonic
- To negate poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
-Digestion can be stimulated
- 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. Lots of famous artists and writers believed that Absinthe freed their minds and inspired them. Due to the influence of the Green Fairy Absinthe Van Gogh cut off his ear.
A large number of people assumed that Absinthe was harmful and could give rise to violence and madness. It was even alleged that a French man had murdered his whole family after drinking Absinthe. After drinking the Absinthe an individual must had consumed sufficient quantity of other alcoholic beverages.
The Absinthe effects were blamed on the wormwood extract in the drink which contained a chemical called thujone. Thujone are similar to TCH. Absinthe was banned and made illegal in France in 1915 and im many other countries at around the same time. 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.
The Absinthe ban meant that several new Absinthe-like products had been made to replace Absinthe for satisfying people’s appetite. These beverages are still sold along with artificial Absinthes which have been prepared for the US market. A real Absinthe is that which contains the vital ingredient, wormwood for giving Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor. Look for Absinthes which contain real wormwood or buy Absinthe essences which contain wormwood and which can be mixed with vodka or Everclear to produce your very own bottled Absinthe. These essences are used by the Absinthe industry and can be bought online through sites like AbsintheKit.com. They are available with instructions on how to use them and Absinthe spoon and glass is necessary for using them.
A person should worry about Absinthe effects if consuming a decent amount of Absinthe. Remember that Absinthe is twice as strong as whisky and drink it in moderation!