Comprehending What are the Effects of Absinthe?

Given that Absinthe is yet again legal in several countries all over the world, individuals are asking “What are the effects of Absinthe?”, “Will it cause me to trip or hallucinate?”, “Will I see the Green Fairy?”.

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

Renowned drinkers of the Green Fairy include Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and also 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 manufactured Absinthe originating from a wine base and flavored it with organic herbal ingredients just like wormwood, fennel, aniseed, star anise, veronica, dittany, lemon balm, hyssop, nutmeg, angelica and also dittany. A number of producers used extra herbs just like coriander, calamus root and mint.

So, what are the effects of Absinthe?

Absinthe was well-known in the time known as “The Great Binge”, a time when beverages that contains cocaine were popular as well as the time when heroin was believed safe in medicine. It was associated with these types of drugs and was regarded as psychoactive and also to cause:-

– Hallucinations
– Hyper excitability
– Convulsions and also spasms
– Decline of the intellect
– Madness
– Addiction
– Brain damage
– Violence
– Death

Artists and writers used Absinthe in order to get inspiration and many declared that it was responsible for their genius.

Absinthe, and so the prohibition led people to believe, would definitely drive the French people mad, make them immoral and result in the collapse of the nation. Doctors tested wormwood and thujone, the chemical from wormwood , on animals and reported that it was like cannabis and that it brought on epileptic fits and the prohibition movement blamed Absinthe for causing a man to murder his whole family, even though he had only used two glasses of Absinthe and massive quantities of other alcoholic drinks. Absinthe was also famously held accountable for Van Gogh cutting off his own ear and then for his suicide.

Absinthe was believed to contain immeasureable thujone, up to 350mg per liter but high tech tests on authentic vintage bottles have proved that claims about thujone levels and the safety of Absinthe were completely false. Absinthe only contained very tiny amounts, up to 6mg, not enough to cause a person to even hallucinate a bit. 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 however it is a very strong drink, nearly 75% alcohol by volume, and so will get you drunk quickly and easily. Also the mysterious combination of alcohol and herbs will give you an unusual drunken encounter, a “lucid” or “clear headed” drunkenness – an entirely new experience!

So, what are the effects of Absinthe? Well, there are no bad effects except perhaps a hangover when you overdo it. Absinthe is a drink to be enjoyed and to make you feel good. Buy good quality Absinthe containing real wormwood or create your own with essences from and like the great taste of the Green Fairy.