There are several people who are unaware of the effects of Absinthe? Several people have never tasted Absinthe because it was unauthorized in the 1900s and remained illegal for decades.
One can find Absinthe as an anise flavored distilled alcoholic beverage made generally with a wine base and flavored with herbs. Common wormwood, aniseed and fennel are the three main herbs used for the distillation of Absinthe.
Absinthe was created by a doctor, Dr Pierre Ordinaire, in Couvet, Switzerland in the 18th century. He created it as a tonic or elixir for his patients out of herbs renowned for their medicinal properties. Absinthe was made in Couvet and then in Pontarlier, France by Henri-Louis Pernod.
During 1840s Absinthe was used by French soldiers to cure malaria. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it became the favorite drink of the French. Absinthe became a “pick me up” used all over France and in numerous other 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
– One can have restless nights with terrible nightmares
– A person can suffer from nausea and vomiting
Symptoms of long term Absinthe abuse:-
– Frothing and convulsions
– One can suffer with hypersensitivity
– Loss of libido can happen
– One can develop sensitivity to hot and cold
The French Academy of Medicine asked that Absinthe be forbidden in 1900 but their pleas were ignored. The governments were forced to act against it because an Absinthe drinker murdered his family. Absinthe was illegalized in Switzerland in 1908, Italy in 1913 and France in 1915.
Thujone was claimed to be the reason behind the Absinthe’s physical effects. Thujone was psychoactive, a neurotoxin and acted on the GABA receptors in the brain as per peole’s thought. It was believed to have similarities with THC.
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. One had never find this amount of thujone 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?
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.Get drunk and talk about a “clear headed” or “lucid” drunkenness on AbsintheKit.com. This can be the resultant of Absinthe’s blend of herbs. A few herbs act as stimulants and others as sedatives.
So, what are the physical effects of Absinthe? There is a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment and also a clear headed alcoholism.