Philadelphia, PA - Absinthe is typically described as a distilled, extremely high percentage alcoholic beverage. This anise-flavored spirit is created from botanicals, and this includes the flowers and leaves of Artemisia Absinthium and Wormwood.
Facts About Absinthe and The Green Fairy
- Absinthe was developed around the end of the eighteenth century, by a French doctor named Pierre Ordinaire, by distilling Wormwood together with a few other herbs into an alcohol base. Although this may appear strange considering today's advanced world of medicine, at the time, it was regarded as a potential treatment for a variety of health conditions.
- Absinthe has been connected to The Green Fairy as far back as the 19th century. The French initially gave absinthe the nickname La Fee Verte, which in English translates into The Green Fairy. Although Green Fairy isn't the only nickname given to it over the years. Aleister Crowley gave absinthe the nickname The Green Goddess, and countless artists and poets coined the expression " The Green Muse."
- Even though it consists of unique properties in which other alcoholic drinks do not, absinthe contains an incredibly high percentage of alcohol. For example, most brands of gin, whiskey, and vodka consist of somewhere around forty percent alcohol. Based on the brand of absinthe, it can consist of anywhere from fifty to seventy percent alcohol. For that reason, one should enjoy absinthe the fullest, but be responsible, and you shouldn't attempt to drive a car immediately after any time with The Green Fairy.
- Modern-day research has, in fact, made an attempt to explaining precisely how The Green Fairy actually works. In 2000, researchers analyzed the effects of the wormwood herb on the human brain. The study was performed by researchers at Berkeley, the University of California, and Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Following considerable research, the scientists discovered that wormwood (in addition to other ingredients of absinthe) result in "CNS cholinergic receptor binding activity." In laymen's terms, absinthe, in fact, increases the cognitive functions of the brain.
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