Knowing What are the Effects of Absinthe?

Seeing that Absinthe is once again legal in many countries all over the world absinthe supreme, individuals are asking “What are the effects of Absinthe?”, “Will it make me trip or hallucinate?”, “Will I see the Green Fairy?”.

Absinthe is a mythical drink with a lot of legends and stories encircling it. Developed in Switzerland being an elixir by Dr Pierre Ordinaire, it swiftly became a top selling alcoholic beverage when Henri-Louis Pernod started out distilling it in France. In fact, it overtook beer, cider and even wine as the most popular drink in France at that time generally known as La Belle Epoque, the golden age leading up to the First World War.

Well-known drinkers of the Green Fairy include Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso plus Oscar Wilde who said “After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”

Pernod produced Absinthe coming from a wine base and flavored it with all-natural herbal ingredients for instance wormwood, fennel, aniseed, star anise, veronica, dittany, lemon balm, hyssop, nutmeg, angelica as well as dittany. A number of manufacturers used supplemental herbs like coriander, calamus root and also mint.

So, what are the effects of Absinthe?

Absinthe was favorite while in the time referred to as “The Great Binge”, a time when beverages made up of cocaine were popular and the time when heroin was considered safe to use in medicine. It was connected to these types of drugs and was regarded as psychoactive also to cause:-

– Hallucinations
– Hyper excitability
– Convulsions as well as spasms
– Worsening of the intellect
– Madness
– Addiction
– Brain damage
– Lack of control
– Death

Artists and also writers used Absinthe in order to get inspiration and many declared that it was the cause of their genius.

Absinthe, and so the prohibition led men and women to believe, was going to drive the French people mad, get them to be immoral and result in the collapse of the nation. Doctors analyzed wormwood and thujone, the compound from wormwood , on animals and reported that it was similar to cannabis and that it brought on epileptic fits and the prohibition movement blamed Absinthe for causing a man to murder his entire family, despite the fact that he had only ingested two glasses of Absinthe and massive sums of other alcoholic drinks. Absinthe has also been famously blamed for Van Gogh cutting off his own ear as well as for his suicide.

Absinthe was thought to contain huge amounts of thujone, up to 350mg per liter but advanced tests on authentic vintage bottles have shown that claims about thujone levels as well as the safety of Absinthe were entirely false. Absinthe only covered really small amounts, up to 6mg, not enough to result in someone to even hallucinate a little. Research indicates that Absinthe is just as safe just like any other strong alcoholic drink.

I’m afraid that Absinthe will not help you to see green fairies but it’s a very strong drink, nearly 75% alcohol by volume, and thus will get you drunk so quickly and easily. Also the unexplainable combination of alcohol and herbs will provide you with an odd drunken experience, a “lucid” or “clear headed” drunkenness – an entirely new experience!

So, what are the effects of Absinthe? Well, there are no bad effects except maybe a hangover if you drink too much. Absinthe is a drink to be enjoyed and to have you feeling good. Buy high quality Absinthe which contains real wormwood or create your own with essences from and like the great taste of the Green Fairy.