Most of the people want to know whether Absinthe has any effect on the body and also about the physical effects of Absinthe? A number of people have never tried Absinthe as it was banned in the 1900s and was illegal for decades.
Absinthe is an anise flavored distilled alcoholic beverage prepared with a wine base and flavored with herbs. Common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), aniseed and fennel are the three main herbs used in Absinthe distillation.
Absinthe was created by a doctor, Dr Pierre Ordinaire, in Couvet, Switzerland in the 18th century. It was prepared by him as a medicine for his patients. Henri-Louis Pernod began to producing Absinthe in Couvet and then in Pontarlier, France.
During 1840s Absinthe was used by French soldiers to cure malaria. The French people liked it more in comparison to wine as the favorite drink. Bars even had Absinthe hours or “L’heure verte” as Absinthe became one of the most popular drink in France and in several nations.
Absinthe was served with apparel such as a special Absinthe glass, a slotted Absinthe spoon and an Absinthe fountain or carafe of iced water. Usually it was diluted with a sugar and water solution before serving.
Absinthism is a disease caused by long Absinthe consumption whose effects are explained in an article of “Sweat” magazine “Battle Cry”. Doctors claimed that it was far worse than normal alcoholism and had the following symptoms:-
Initial Symptoms after consuming Absinthe:-
– A feeling of exhilaration
– Restless nights with terrible nightmares can become the problem of the drunker
– There can be problems of nausea and vomiting
Symptoms of long term Absinthe abuse:-
– Frothing and convulsions
– Hypersensitivity to pain can occur
– Loss of libido can be the problem
– It may cause sensitivity to hot and cold
The French Academy of Medicine asked that Absinthe be forbidden in 1900 but their pleas were ignored. Due to the murder of a family by an Absinthe drinker in Switzerland in 1905 the governments acted against it. Switzerland banned Absinthe in 1908, Italy in 1913 and France in 1915.
Thujone was found to be responsible for Absinthe’s physical effects. Thujone was psychoactive, a neurotoxin and acted on the GABA receptors in the brain as per peole’s thought. Similarities were found between this and 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 far from a harmful level.
Many now believe that Absinthe was unfairly blamed and that Absintheis no more dangerous than any other strong liquor. The consumption of it should be done with care and in balanced amount because it has a high alcohol by volume.
Understanding the physical effects of Absinthe that are caused today?
Most believe that Absinthe has no physical effects like causing hallucinations but those who consume bottled Absinthes, or stronger Absinthes made using kits like those available from AbsintheKit.Go through the website AbsintheKit.com and get drunk, talk about a very different drunkenness. This may be due to Absinthe’s blend of herbs. The herbs used are either stimulants or sedatives.
These are the physical effects of Absinthe? There is a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment and also a clear headed alcoholism.