Stories and Myths About Absinthe

The significant flower in absinthe is the flower of artemis absinthium, – wormwood. Named for Artemis, the Greek goddess of chastity and childbirth.  The plant was used to promote menstruation and the name may result from...

The Preparation of a Real Absinthe Drink

The traditional French preparation involves placing a sugar cube on top of a specially designed slotted spoon, and placing the spoon on a glass filled with a measure of absinthe. Iced water is poured or dripped...

Absinthe and World War I

Absinthe was banned in France in 1915, and by that time it had been blamed for a lot—including the deterioration of the quality of France and its people as a whole. By the turn of...

Absinthism VS Alcoholism

Valentin Magnan (16 March 1835 – 27 September 1916) was a French psychiatrist who was a native of Perpignan. He studied medicine in Lyon and Paris, where he was a student of Jules Baillarger (1809–1890) and Jean-Pierre Falret (1794–1870). From 1867 to the end of his...