Salvia divinorum


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Salvia divinorum

A psychoactive plant native to the cloud forest of Oaxaca, Mexico, which has long been used by shamans to induce visions during healing. The plant owes it dissociative effects to salvinorum A, which differs structurally from other natural hallucinogens and acts on the kappa opioid receptor. It has a low toxicity (high LD50) and minimal addictive potential.

Salvia divinorum

A species native to Mexico, chewed or smoked for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects.
See also: Salvia
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Drug Enforcement Agency, Salvia Divinorum and Salvinorin A (2010), available at http://www.
It also would classify selling Salvia divinorum as Class A misdemeanor, a milder offense than previously proposed.
6% of those surveyed had even heard of Salvia divinorum.
Salvia divinorum is a hallucinogen, and Nowak's clients have described the high as a cross between taking ecstasy and LSD.
DS Simpson added: 'Stall holders who sell Salvia Divinorum at festivals will be told not to as there have been reports of people falling ill .
Interestingly, Salvia divinorum is structurally different from the prototypical psychoactive substances, LSD and mescaline, which act at serotonin receptors (Roth 2002).
In a 1962 leaflet published by Harvard University's Botanical Museum, Wasson announced "a new Mexican psychotropic drug from the mint family" that he and his colleagues dubbed Salvia divinorum (diviner's sage).
The Salvia Divinorum Research and Information Center's Web site says Salvia is an herb used in divination, healing, meditation and the exploration of consciousness.
Hallucinogenic Salvia Divinorum is sold in alternative health shops and is totally legal.
Salvia divinorum is a natural substance extracted from sage plants.
The most readily available legal high is the potent psychedelic herb Salvia Divinorum, which has been banned in Australia and Italy.
In February 2008, police opened an investigation into the potential health hazards of a psychoactive herb - Salvia divinorum - sold on the internet in Lithuania.