Now that Absinthe is once again legal in many countries around the world, people are asking “What are the effects of Absinthe?”, “Will it make me trip out?”, “Will this cause me to see the Green Fairy?”.
Absinthe is a mythical drink with many legends surrounding it. Created in Switzerland as an elixir by Dr Pierre Ordinaire, and it quickly became a best selling alcoholic beverage when Henri-Louis Pernod started distilling it in France. In fact , Absinthe overtook beer, cider and even wine as the most popular drink in France in the period known as La Belle Epoque, the golden age leading up to the First World War.
Famous drinkers of Absinthe include Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Oscar Wilde. After a second you see them as they are not. And in the end, you finally see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”
Pernod made Absinthe from a wine base and flavored it with natural herbal ingredients such as wormwood, fennel, aniseed, star anise, veronica, dittany, lemon balm, hyssop, nutmeg, angelica and dittany. Some manufacturers used additional herbs.
What are the major effects of Absinthe?
Absinthe became popular in the time known as “The Great Binge”, a time when beverages containing cocaine were popular and the time when heroin was thought safe to use in medicine. It was linked to these types of drugs and was thought to be psychoactive and to cause:-
– Over excitability
– Spasms and convulsions
– Weakening of the intellect
– Causes of brain damage
Artists and writers drank Absinthe to help them get inspiration and many said they it was responsible for their genius. Famous Absinthe poetry.
The prohibition led people to believe that Absinthe was going to drive the French people insane, make them immoral and cause the collapse of the nation. Doctors tested wormwood and thujone, the chemical from wormwood , on animals and claimed that it was like cannabis and that it caused epileptic fits and the prohibition movement blamed Absinthe for causing a man to murder his whole family, despite the fact that he had only consumed two glasses of Absinthe and copious amounts of other alcoholic beverages. Consuming Absinthe was also famously blamed for Van Gogh cutting off his own ear and for his suicide.
Absinthe was thought to contain huge amounts of thujone, as much as up to 350 mg per liter. But high tech tests on vintage bottles have proven these claims about thujone levels and the safety of Absinthe completely false. Absinthe only contained very small amounts, up to 6mg, not enough to cause anyone to hallucinate. Studies have shown that Absinthe is just as safe as any other alcoholic drink.
Absinthe will not help you see green fairies but it is very strong drink, up to 75% alcohol — so will get your drunk rather quckly and easily. This mysterious blend of alcohol and herbs gives you a strange experience, a “lucid” or “clear headed” drunkenness – a completely new experience!
So, what are the major effects of Absinthe? There are no bad effects except perhaps a hangover if you overdo it. Absinthe is to be enjoyed and to make you feel good. Buy high quality Absinthe which contains real wormwood or make your own with essences from AbsintheKit.come and enjoy the taste of Absinthe, also known as the Green Fairy. Absinthe kits are available from http://absinthekit.com/.