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Absinthe effects are ill-famed among the people. People know the colorful history and the secret myths of Absinthe.
Absinthe was produced as an elixir or tonic in Switzerland in the 18th century. From the ancient times it’s main ingredient has been used in medicine in different ways
- Similar to a tonic
- To counteract poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
-Digestion can be stimulated
- Known treatment of parasitic intestinal worms.
In the 19th century Absinthe started to be distilled and sold by Pernod after which it became popular in La Belle Epoque period and joined with the Bohemian culture of the Montmartre area of Paris. Lots of famous artists and writers believed that Absinthe freed their minds and inspired them. Some say that Van Gogh cut off his ear while under the influence of the Green Fairy, Absinthe.
According to the belief of most of the people Absinthe has psychedelic and intoxicating effects and it can be responsible for violence and insanity. As per description a French man killed 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. Similarities are there between thujone and TCH which is found in the drug cannabis. In the year 1915 Absinthe was banned and made illegal in France and several other countries also. It was always free in Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic.
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. In the 1990s Absinthe was made legal again in many countries. According to EU legislation bottled Absinthe can only be sold if it contains 10mg/kg or less of thujone EU legislation means that bottled Absinthe can only be sold if it contains 10mg/kg or less of thujone and US law only allows the sale of Absinthe with trace amounts of thujone.
The Absinthe ban is subjected to the numerous new Absinthe-like products that had been created to replace Absinthe. These beverages are still sold along with artificial Absinthes which have been prepared for the US market. The vital ingredient and wormwood which gives Absinthe it’s characteristic bitter flavor are the contents of real Absinthe. To make bottled Absinthe it is necessary to purchase Absinthes or Absinthe essences which contain real wormwood and which can be soluble with vodka or Everclear. 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.
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!