Salvia Divinorum

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About

Salvia divinorum is an herb in the mint family. It has been used for centuries in religious ceremonies by the Mazatec Indians, a native people who live in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Mazatecs believe it is an incarnation of the Virgin Mary.

Salvia divinorum is used most famously as a recreational drug. It produces hallucinations when inhaled, when the leaves are chewed, or when extracts are placed under the tongue. It is widely available through smoke shops and on the Internet in concentrated form. It is used in cigarettes and incense. Salvia divinorum possession and use is legal in most states in the US, but the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is reviewing it for possible controlled substance regulation. It is considered illegal in some states including Delaware, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Salvia divinorum is also taken by mouth as a medicine for diarrhea, headache, joint pain (rheumatism), stomach bloating, and as a tonic and end-of-life remedy. It is taken to regulate urination and bowel movements.

How it works

Salvia divinorum contains chemicals that can cause hallucinations. These chemicals are destroyed by digestive juices. There isn't much information about how diviner's sage might work as a medicine.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Producing hallucinations
Diarrhea
Headache
Rheumatism
Bloating
Regulating urination and bowel movements
Use as a tonic
Other conditions

Concerns

Possibly unsafe

Salvia divinorum is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It can cause serious side effects including nausea, dizziness, slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, and hallucinations.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of diviner's sage duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Salvia Divinorum.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.