The physical effects of Absinthe are not known to many people? As Absinthe was restricted in the 1900s and was illegal for decades so lots of people were unaware of it’s taste.
Absinthe is an anise flavored distilled alcoholic beverage flavored with herbs and produced with a wine base. Common wormwood, aniseed and fennel are the three main herbs used for the distillation of Absinthe.
Absinthe was made by Dr Pierre Ordinaire, in Couvet, Switzerland. Herbs renowned for their medicinal properties were used in it’s preparation. Absinthe was made in Couvet and then in Pontarlier, France by Henri-Louis Pernod.
Absinthe became a very famous drink and was used to treat malaria by French soldiers. It became the favorite drink of the French in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Absinthe became a “pick me up” used all over France and in many countries – bars even had Absinthe hours or “L’heure verte”.
Absinthe was served with apparel such as a special Absinthe glass, a slotted Absinthe spoon and an Absinthe fountain or carafe of iced water. Instead of serving it direct it was diluted with a sugar and water solution.
An article from “Sweat” magazine “Battle Cry” from the 1960s explain of how the medical profession in France were anxious about Absinthism that was result of prolonged consumption of Absinthe. Doctors claimed that it was far worse than normal alcoholism and had the following symptoms:-
Initial Symptoms after consuming Absinthe:-
- A feeling of exhilaration
- There can be restless nights with horror dreams
- A person can suffer from nausea and vomiting
Symptoms of long term Absinthe abuse:-
- Frothing and convulsions
- Problems of hypersensitivity to pain
- One can suffer with loss of libido
- Feeling of hot and cold
The French Academy of Medicine asked that Absinthe be forbidden in 1900 but their pleas were ignored. It took for governments to act because a family was murdered by an Absinthe drinker in Switzerland. At different periods of time Absinthe was banned in Switzerland, Italy and in France.
Thujone, the chemical in wormwood, was blamed for Absinthe’s physical effects. People thought about thujone that it was a psychoactive, a neurotoxin and also active on the GABA receptors in the brain. It was even compared to THC in the drug cannabis.
However, recent research with traditional pre ban Absinthe recipesand gas chromatography tests on vintage bottles of original Absinthe have all shown that, contrary to belief, Absinthe only contained a maximum of 6mg of thujone rather than 350mg which is what people believed it contained. This quantity of thujone was nowhere near a harmful level.
Many now believe that Absinthe was unfairly blamed and that Absintheis no more dangerous than any other strong liquor. The ABV in it is high related to other alcoholic drink so one should be careful and drink it in balanced quantity.
Know about the physical effects of Absinthe?
Bottled Absinthes or stronger Absinthes made using kits available from AbsintheKit.com can cause physical effects.The website AbsintheKit.com is there to get drunk and talk about a “clear headed” or “lucid” drunkenness. This may occur because of blend of herbs in Absinthe. Both stimulants and sedatives herbs are used for it’s preparation.
Therefore know about the physical effects of Absinthe? One can experience pleasure and enjoyment and perhaps a clear headed drunkenness.