Most of the people want to know whether Absinthe has any effect on the body and also about the physical effects of Absinthe? Many people have never tried Absinthe because it was banned in the 1900s and was illegal for decades.
Absinthe is an anise flavored distilled alcoholic beverage prepared with a wine base and flavored with herbs. The distillation of Absinthe is done with three main herbs known as common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), aniseed and fennel.
Absinthe was created by a doctor, Dr Pierre Ordinaire, in Couvet, Switzerland in the 18th century. It was prepared by him as a medicine for his patients. Absinthe was made in Couvet and then in Pontarlier, France by Henri-Louis Pernod.
In the 1840s French soldiers used Absinthe to deal with malaria. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it became the most popular drink in France. Absinthe became so much popular in many countries that bars had Absinthe hours or “L’heure verte”.
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.
By going through an article from “Sweat” magazine “Battle Cry” one can know how the medical profession in France were worried about Absinthism that was caused by prolonged Absinthe drinking. Doctors claimed that it was far worse than normal alcoholism and had the following symptoms:-
Initial Symptoms after consuming Absinthe:-
– A feeling of exhilaration
– Having restless nights with terrible bad dreams
– It can cause nausea and vomiting
Symptoms of long term Absinthe abuse:-
– Frothing and convulsions
– Hypersensitivity to pain
– One can suffer with loss of libido
– Sensitivity to hot and cold arises
The French Academy of Medicine asked that Absinthe be forbidden in 1900 but their pleas were ignored. It took for governments to act because a family was murdered by an Absinthe drinker in Switzerland. In 1908 Absinthe was restricted in Switzerland, in 1913 in Italy and in 1915 in France.
Thujone, the chemical in wormwood, was blamed for Absinthe’s physical effects. People thought about thujone that it was a psychoactive, a neurotoxin and also active on the GABA receptors in the brain. It was even compared to THC in the drug cannabis.
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. This amount of thujone had never been 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.
Understanding the physical effects of Absinthe that are caused today?
A large number of people believe that Absinthe has no physical effects but those who consume bottled Absinthes or stronger Absinthes prepared from the kits available at AbsintheKit.com.Go through the website AbsintheKit.com and get drunk, talk about a very different drunkenness. This can be the reason of blend of herbs in Absinthe. It’s is manufactured by the herbs out of which some act as stimulants and others as sedatives.
Information about the physical effects of Absinthe? One can experience pleasure and enjoyment and perhaps a clear headed drunkenness.