The effects of absinthe or perhaps the recognized effects of absinthe were the reason for the massive popularity absinthe experienced in Europe during the nineteenth century. The effects of absinthe also added onto the drink’s aura and obscurity. The public discourse of the effects was extremely exaggerated that absinthe was inevitably banned from Europe and US for almost all part of the 20th century.
However, absinthe has created an effective comeback in Europe with a lot of countries lifting the ban on absinthe after new studies demonstrated that it doesn’t contain high amounts of harmful chemicals that could potentially impair the brain activity. In 19th century Europe, absinthe was practically worshipped due to its mind opening characteristics. Absinthe has had a very long romantic connection to the art world. It wasn’t unusual to find great writers and painters having absinthe in cafes and having lively discussions on a variety of issues.
Absinthe has something which not one other alcoholic drink has; it provides each drinker a clear headed form of inebriation. This can be surprising given the fact that it has 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 instead there’s a bizarre clarity of thought. It’s this property of absinthe that motivated the famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud to comment “the darkest forest melts into an open meadow” after having a glass of the green fairy. Many have professed that absinthe illuminates the brain and unlocks imaginative powers.
Part of the fun is with the elaborate ritual you have to follow to prepare an absinthe drink. The most amazing effect is that even if you feel drunk as well as your body gets slightly impaired as it occurs with almost every other alcoholic drink your brain remains sharp and clear. It is possible to feel, taste, listen, and smell better than before and amazingly colors seem brighter than normal.
Absinthe is made from herbs, and wormwood is one of the main herbs utilized in its making. Thujone, a substance that is naturally found in absinthe is liable for the results of absinthe. How thujone generates such effects stays a mystery. What thujone does is that it removes the blocks within the mind and senses thus making it possible for the mind and the senses to function at full efficiency. Our subconscious and conscious awareness start to work together thus strengthening our creative, perceptive, and intellectual abilities.
Modern science agrees that thujone along with other ingredients in absinthe increase the cognitive functions of the brain. However, you will need to know that the effects don’t last long and since absinthe has high alcohol content it is recommended that it be drunk without excess. Absinth should never be drunk neat. To have 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 America continues to be banned but drinking and ownership of absinthe is not a crime. People in America can purchase absinthe online from non-US producers.