What are the affects of absinthe?!

Question: What are the affects of absinthe!?
And how do you prepare absinthe!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Well absinth in the united states/canada etc!. doens't have the crucial ingrediant 'wormwood' which causes the 'trip'!. However if your getting some from the netherlands have fun!. I've never drank it but apparently it's a very subtle effect!. Check out that erowid link that was already posted for AMAZING ammounts of detailed accurate information!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Alcohol and thujone are opposites - as alcohol is a GABA agonist and thujone is an antagonist!. Alcohol stimulates the production of this GABA neurotransmitter and causes drowsiness and sleep!. Thujone on the other hand prevents alcohol from performing that functiom!. Real absinthe is actually a 'speedball', it's constituents promote the production of GABA and open its receptors, while at the same time closing those receptors off!. This is why the lucidity of an absinthe drinker contrasts to the state of normal drunkness and the experience has been described using the metaphor of the green fairy!.

American absinthe is "thujone free" in Europe there are some brands with 100mg thujone!.

The answer to your second question is iced water and care :-) Pour very slowly to observe the clouding (louche) this is the herbal oils being released!. Real absinthe is a concentrate and should be diluted at a ratio of 1: 4 - I: 5Www@FoodAQ@Com

OK jorjamomrox is completely wrong first off !!! If you live in the USA absinthe is legal and there are a few brands you can buy like absente which markets itself as absinthe but is actually a pastis (very similar though)!. Pernod ( not the actual Pernod its a remake) never had it heard it was OK though!. And lucid which is the best you can buy in the USA made with grande wormwood!. Its the only true absithe brand!. As far as effects (not affects) it is the thujone from the wormwood that gives the absinthe the effects!. But they are negligible!. With only 10 mg per bottle as per US law!. The only really true effects of absinthe are lucid effects not the brand!. You get drunk but its a different type of drunk you're more aware and feel very lively!. Absinthe has no hallucinogenic effects contrary to popular belief!. For more info look at these sites :

As previously stated!.!.!. some "Absinthe" makers now remove the Thujone; whilst other manufacturers have it at such low levels, it's negligible!.

The traditional way to drink Absinthe is mixed with a little water and sugar; which is called a louche!. Personally though, I prefer my Green Fairy neat!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

From personal experience: Nothing that you won't get from whisky or beer!. Everyone expects some crazy trip!. We tried the whole sugar+spoon ritual, we drank it straight and we mixed it!. Zippo!. It was alcohol and for the price we could have bought some fantastic Scotch!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The effects would be similar to opiates and LSD mixed!. At least from what I have heard and read, but it is not readily avaliable and is illegal!. Anything you could make would not compare to the real thing!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Nothing!.!.!.nothing at all!. Thujone's effects are inhibited by alcohol!. Thus when you drink any absinthe with enough Thujone, chances are the alcohol will cancel it out!. Sorry, but its all in everyones head!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

These days, real absinthe is a non issue in the US!. It's largely illegal and what you get in it's place is not real absinthe!.Www@FoodAQ@Com


absinthe makes the heart grow fonder!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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