The effects of absinthe or maybe the perceived effects of absinthe were accountable for the large popularity absinthe enjoyed in Europe during the nineteenth century. The effects of absinthe also added to the drink's aura and obscurity. The public discourse of the effects was so exaggerated that absinthe was ultimately banned from Europe and US for most part of the twentieth century.
However, absinthe has created an excellent comeback in Europe with many countries lifting the ban on absinthe after new studies demonstrated that it doesn't contain high quantities of harmful chemicals that could potentially impair mental performance activity. In nineteenth century Europe, absinthe was practically worshipped due to its mind opening attributes. Absinthe has had a really long romantic link to the art world. It wasn't unusual to discover great writers and painters having absinthe in cafes and having lively discussions on various issues.
Absinthe has something that hardly any other liquor has; it provides each drinker a clear headed type of inebriation. This is surprising given the fact that it contains an incredibly significant number of alcohol, usually in the range of 50% to 70%. People anticipate to feel drunk because of the high alcohol content, but alternatively they've got a bizarre clearness of thought. It is 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 fires up the mind and unlocks imaginative powers.
Part of the fun is in the elaborate ritual you must follow to prepare an absinthe drink. The most amazing effect is that although you feel drunk as well as your body gets slightly impaired as it occurs with every other alcoholic beverage your brain remains sharp and clear. It is possible to feel, taste, listen, and smell better than before and surprisingly colors seem brighter than normal.
Absinthe is made of herbs, and wormwood is one of the main herbs utilized in its making. Thujone, an ingredient which is naturally found in absinthe is liable for the results of absinthe. How thujone produces such effects remains unknown. What thujone does is it removes the blocks inside the mind and senses thus making it possible for the mind and the senses to operate at full ability. Our subconscious and conscious consciousness start to work together thus enhancing our creative, perceptive, and cognitive abilities.
Contemporary science agrees that thujone and other ingredients in absinthe improve the intellectual functions of the brain. However, it is important to know that the effects don't last for very long and because absinthe has high alcohol content it is recommended that it be drunk without excess. Absinth should not be drunk neat. To experience the pleasing absinthe effects it needs to be sipped slowly.
Consuming, possessing, and developing absinthe is currently legal in the European Union. However, production and sale of absinthe in the US continues to be prohibited but drinking and possession of absinthe is not a crime. People in America can purchase absinthe online from non-US producers.