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-- By Lord Plopington in Kabouterland on Sun, 7 Jul 2013 at 21:55.
I enjoy my wormwood with wine, as a lover of wine and herbs this is my natural harmony between the two. Spirits, while enjoyed from time to time, often I find a bit strong for my tastes.
So I will soak my worm wood in wine or add an extract or just injest some raw herb and wash down with my water and wine.
I find it clears up the fog and lethargy of the wine and activates my mind. It's like retaining all the pleasant effects of the wine, while feeling rejuvenated at the same time. It doesn't cancel out the effects, it just makes ones head clearer and perhaps a bit more wonderous. Really a beautiful thing.
Truly condusive to poetry, music and thoughts of finer things.
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About the effects of absinthe
When it comes to the effects of drinking absinthe, people's opinions -- and experiences -- vary wildly. Some go as far as to claim the drink is psychoactive, while others say there is no "secondary" (that is, other than alcohol-induced) effect at all.
As early as 1993, Matthew Baggott posted his Absinthe FAQ in the Usenet newsgroup "alt.drugs" (there wasn't much of the web as we know it back then). As you will suspect from the newsgroup's name, the issue of absinthe's "psychoactive qualities" was one of the interests of the document.
Some people take it further still. We definitely do not recommend any experiments with Paxil and absinthe (nor, for that matter, mixing any medicine with alcohol). Anyway, it's quite clear which way the wind blows here, since Jasmine Sailing's bizarre piece more or less concludes absinthe is a narcotic. Is it really? Yup, it does read like the girl was out of her mind when she wrote the page -- and no, we don't think the Fairy was to blame!
A far more sober look at the effects of the Green Fairy can be found in "The Return of the Green Faerie", an article written by Frank Kelly Rich of the Modern Drunkard magazine (no pun intended). Recommended reading.
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