Absinthe effects are ill-famed among the people. Absinthe is known throughout the world for it’s colorful history and the mysterious myths that surround it.
Absinthe was made in Switzerland in the 18th century as an elixir or tonic. Its main ingredient, the herb wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), has been used in medicine since ancient times in the following ways:-
– As a tonic
– Antidote to poisoning caused by hemlock and toadstools
– To improve digestion
– To treat 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. According to many popular artists and writers Absinthe freed their minds and inspired them. Many people assume that Van Gogh cut off his ear under the influence of the Green Fairy, Absinthe.
Many people began to think that Absinthe was harmful because of the effects caused by it. It was even described that a French man murdered his whole family after drinking Absinthe. A person should had consumed enough quantity of other alcoholic beverages after drinking the Absinthe.
The Absinthe effects were blamed on the wormwood extract in the drink which contained a chemical called thujone. Thujone had qualities same as TCH. Absinthe was banned and made illegal in France and many other nations in 1915. Countries Spain, Portugal, the UK or the Czech Republic has 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. EU legislation refers that bottled Absinthe having 10mg/kg or less of thujone can only be sold and US law gives the right only to the sale of Absinthe with 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. Even today these beverages are available along with artificial Absinthes which have been created for the US market. Anyone needing a real Absinthe will require an Absinthe having contents of the vital ingredient and wormwood. 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 come with instructions of using them and should be used with Absinthe spoon and glass.
One must think about Absinthe effects if drinking it in heavy amount. The drinking amount of the Absinthe should be appropriate because it is too strong from whisky!