The effects of absinthe or maybe the recognized effects of absinthe were the reason for the huge popularity absinthe enjoyed in Europe during the nineteenth century. The effects of absinthe also added to the drink’s aura and mystery. The general public discourse of the effects was very overstated that absinthe was eventually banned from Europe and US for the majority of part of the 20th century.
However, absinthe has created an excellent comeback in Europe with most countries lifting the ban on absinthe after new studies indicated that it doesn’t contain high numbers of harmful chemicals which could potentially impair mental performance activity. In nineteenth century Europe, absinthe was just about worshipped for its mind opening qualities. Absinthe has had an extremely long romantic connection to the art world. It wasn’t unusual to find great writers and painters consuming absinthe in cafes and having animated discussions on a variety of issues.
Absinthe has a thing that not one other alcoholic drink has; it gives the drinker a clear headed form of inebriation. This is surprising since it contains an extremely high percentage of alcohol, usually within the range of 50% to 70%. People anticipate to feel drunk because of the high alcohol content, but alternatively they’ve got a bizarre clearness of thought. It is this property of absinthe that prompted the famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud to comment “the darkest forest melts into an open meadow” after a glass of the green fairy. Many have claimed that absinthe illuminates the brain and unlocks creative powers.
Part of the fun is within the elaborate ritual you have to follow to make an absinthe drink. The most amazing effect is the fact that even if you feel drunk and your body gets slightly impaired as it happens with almost every other alcoholic beverage your brain remains sharp and clear. You can actually feel, taste, listen, and smell better than before and remarkably colors seem brighter than usual.
Absinthe is made of herbs, and wormwood is one of the main herbs used in its making. Thujone, a substance that is naturally found in absinthe is accountable to the results of absinthe. How thujone produces such effects stays unknown. What thujone does is that it removes the blocks inside the mind and senses thus making it possible for the mind and the senses to operate at full ability. Our subconscious and conscious consciousness start to work together thus enhancing our innovative, perceptive, and mental abilities.
Contemporary science agrees that thujone and other ingredients in absinthe improve the cognitive functions of the brain. However, you will need to realize that the effects don’t last for very long and because absinthe has high alcohol content it is recommended that it be drunk carefully. Absinth should not be drunk neat. To try out the pleasing absinthe effects it must be sipped slowly.
Consuming, possessing, and manufacturing absinthe is now legal in the European Union. Nonetheless, production and sale of absinthe in the United States remains to be prohibited but drinking and ownership of absinthe isn’t a crime. US citizens can purchase absinthe on the web from non-US producers.