The effects of absinthe or perhaps the perceived effects of absinthe were accountable for the massive popularity absinthe enjoyed in Europe during the nineteenth century. The effects of absinthe also added onto the drink’s aura and mystery. The general public discourse of the effects was so exaggerated that absinthe was eventually banned from Europe and US for the majority of part of the 20th century.
However, absinthe has made a successful comeback in Europe with a lot of countries lifting the ban on absinthe after new studies showed that it doesn’t contain high levels of harmful chemicals that can potentially impair mental performance activity. In nineteenth century Europe, absinthe was just about worshipped because of its mind opening attributes. Absinthe has had a really long romantic link to the art world. It wasn’t unusual to find great writers and painters having absinthe in cafes and having lively discussions on numerous issues.
Absinthe has a thing that no other liquor has; it provides the drinker a clear headed form of inebriation. This can be surprising given the fact that it includes an incredibly significant number of alcohol, usually in the range of 50% to 70%. People anticipate to feel drunk due to the high alcohol content, instead they’ve got a bizarre clearness of thought. It’s this property of absinthe that encouraged the famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud to comment “the darkest forest melts into an open meadow” following a glass of the green fairy. Many have reported that absinthe lights up the brain and unlocks innovative powers.
Part of the fun is in the elaborate ritual you must follow to prepare an absinthe drink. The most beautiful effect is the fact that even if you feel drunk as well as your body gets slightly impaired as it occurs with any other alcoholic beverage your mind remains sharp and clear. It is possible to feel, taste, listen, and smell much better than before and remarkably colors seem brighter than normal.
Absinthe is made from herbs, and wormwood is among the main herbs utilised in its making. Thujone, a substance which is naturally present in absinthe is responsible for the effects of absinthe. How thujone generates such effects remains a mystery. What thujone does is that it removes the blocks within the mind and senses thus enabling the mind and the senses to function at full ability. Our subconscious and conscious awareness set out to come together thus strengthening our innovative, perceptive, and mental abilities.
Modern day science agrees that thujone as well as other ingredients in absinthe improve the mental functions of the brain. However, you will need to realize that the effects don’t last long and because absinthe has high alcohol content it is recommended that it be drunk without excess. Absinth should never be drunk neat. To experience the pleasing absinthe effects it should be sipped slowly.
Drinking, possessing, and developing absinthe has become legal in the European Union. However, production and sale of absinthe in the United States continues to be prohibited but drinking and ownership of absinthe is not a crime. US citizens can purchase absinthe on the internet from non-US producers.