The physical effects of Absinthe are not known to many people? Absinthe was unauthorized during 1900s and was illegal for decades so various people not even know the taste of it.
Absinthe is an anise flavored distilled alcoholic beverage flavored with herbs and produced with a wine base. The distillation of Absinthe is done with three main herbs known as common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), aniseed and fennel.
During 18th century Absinthe was created in Couvet, Switzerland by a doctor. He created it as a tonic from herbs well known for their medicinal properties. Absinthe was made in Couvet and then in Pontarlier, France by Henri-Louis Pernod.
Absinthe became a very famous drink and was used to treat malaria by French soldiers. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it became the most popular drink in France. All over France and in various countries Absinthe became very famous.
Absinthe was served with apparel such as a special Absinthe glass, a slotted Absinthe spoon and an Absinthe fountain or carafe of iced water. It was served diluted with a sugar and water solution.
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
– One can have restless nights with terrible nightmares
– Nausea and vomiting can be caused by it
Symptoms of long term Absinthe abuse:-
– Frothing and convulsions
– There can be hypersensitivity to pain
– Loss of libido can happen
– Sensitivity to hot and cold arises
The French Academy of Medicine asked that Absinthe be forbidden in 1900 but their pleas were ignored. Due to the murder of a family by an Absinthe drinker in Switzerland in 1905 the governments acted against it. Absinthe was unauthorized in Switzerland, Italy and France in 1908, 1913 and 1915 respectively.
Absinthe’s physical effects were thought to be due to thujone in it. Thujone was psychoactive, a neurotoxin and acted on the GABA receptors in the brain as per peole’s thought. 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 was nowhere near a harmful level.
Many now believe that Absinthe was unfairly blamed and that Absintheis no more dangerous than any other strong liquor. The consumption of it should be done with care and in balanced amount because it has a high alcohol by volume.
What are the Physical Effects of Absinthe Today?
Lots of people thought that there are no physical effects of Absinthe but those who consume bottled Absinthes or stronger Absinthes made using kits like those available from AbsintheKit.com.The website AbsintheKit.com is there to get drunk and talk about a “clear headed” or “lucid” drunkenness. This may occur because of blend of herbs in Absinthe. A few herbs act as stimulants and others as sedatives.
Therefore know about the physical effects of Absinthe? Due to it a person can feel pleasure and enjoyment and possibly a clear headed drunkenness.