A plant with an increasing popularity and infamy due to its legality, potency, and the Internet. The strong effects are due to the primary psychoactive component, salvinorin A, the most potent naturally-occurring hallucinogen. The plant also contains salvinorin B-F.
The plant was traditionally used as an entheogen by Mazatec shamans, where it was grown in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. The plant rarely produces seeds, instead it is propagated by cuttings. It can adjust to many different climates, but it naturally grows in sandy, rocky soil with partial sunlight and hot, humid weather.
There are many ways to administer the drug. Traditional methods include making a tea or chewing leaves in the mouth. The tea method uses many more leaves because of the inefficiency of absorbing the active compounds through the gastrointestinal tract. Fresh or rehydrated dried leaves can be formed into a ball (quid) and chewed slowly in the mouth, allowing the drug to be absorbed sublingually by holding the salvia in the mouth. Due to the unpleasant and bitter taste, some people use a small amount of concentrated tincture held in the mouth.
Smoking has become quite popular among non-traditionalists. However the plain leaves often aren't strong enough to produce the desired effects, so prepared extracts are available in various concentrations (5x, 10x, 20x). Ideally a bong and torch lighter applied directly are used for smoking to ensure an adequate temperature and large intake of smoke. One hit of 10x or greater extract, held in the mouth as long as possible, is usually all that is needed for strong effects. Vaporization may be possible using either commercial vaporizers or homemade ones, but it can be dangerous to determine the right dose and a very high temperature has to be reached (240 °C).
Salvia is usually very physically and mentally debilitating, keeping people from moving or even talking. Care must be taken after the initial trip wears off, because more subtle effects may persist for quite a while.
Salvia is sometimes falsely advertised as a "legal high" or a substitute for cannabis, but its effects are unique and diverse. Trips can be intense and even scary with people losing their identity and experiencing a radically altered sense of space and time. Salvia is not a party drug and light or strange noises can be distracting.
It is near impossible to overdose, but a person under salvia's effects can easily kill or injure themselves if they do anything requiring any sort of mental thought or physical coordination, like standing, driving, walking, using tools, or even sitting. This is why a sitter is essential and a person should be lying down.
Salvia currently (2006) enjoys a legal status in many parts of the world where most psychoactive drugs are illegal for recreational use. Unfortunately, it has been outlawed in some countries and states of the U.S. as it gets more well known. Maybe because of its legality or obscurity, many people don't prepare for a salvia trip and put themselves in dangerous situations or have a bad trip and swear never to use Salvia Divinorum again.
I passed Mike the bong, he took one hit of Salvia Divinorum and his soul was instantly ripped out of his body.
Joan tried salvia when she ran out of weed, but it was way too intense and she threw the rest away.
A rare entheogenic plant from Oaxaco Mexico.
The effects of Salvia can vary depending on the type of leaf you use(natural, extract 5x,10,13x)
The high from salvia is hard to describe since it can have the power to take you out of this dimension an into another one.
Although acheiving such effects can only be done effectively by the Leaf Extract (5x,10x,13x)
Methods of Use: oral use is called a "Quid"
smoking method is used with a bong or a waterpipe
Direct flame is applied since the chemical Salvinorin A,B is vaporized at a high temperature.
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Salvia divinorum is a soft-leaved green plant, native to Southern Mexico, which contains a powerful psychoactive chemical known as Salvinorin. S. divinorum has been used traditionally in Mexico for healing and divination and became available in the underground psychedelic culture around the world starting in the early 1990's. S. divinorum is also known as "la pastora" / "the shepherdess", "the leaves of the shepherdess", "diviner's mint" or "diviner's sage", and in context simply as "Dalvia". There are many species and varieties within the genus 'Salvia' and plants commonly found in garden stores are almost certainly not S. divinorum unless specifically labelled as such.
Strong effects can be difficult to attain from smoking dried leaf, but extracts and potency-bred leaves can cause dramatic, sometimes frightening, and completely enfolding entheogenic mind-states. Many people who try S. divinorum do not find the effects at all pleasant and choose not to repeat the experience. Salvia divinorum is traditionally used by chewing pairs of leaves. Modern use includes both smoking and chewing the leaves. When the leaves are chewed, the quid and bitter juice are held in the mouth to increase absorption
I had a very spiritual experience after I had smoked Salvia Divinorum.
A plant getting more and more popular due to videos of people smoking it spread all across the internet. This herb is expected to be banned in the US by 2010. the reason being is so the government can make money off of arrests just like all the other popular drugs such as cocaine, mushrooms, and cannabis. Other nicknames for Salvia are Ska Pastora, Shepherdess's Herb, ska Maria Pastora, yerba de Maria, and Sally-D.
Salvia Divinorum is already banned in these 4 states as followed:
A plant that has hallucinogenic properties.
Wow, thats some good salvia, I'm flying.
A sacred Mexican herb said to have been given to mexicans by space travellers. It very rarely reproduces on it own accord and has to be perpetuated by making cuttings. Still legal in the UK due to it being so new. A crap (legal) cannabis alternative. Smoking it makes you feel shitty, this is followed by an immediate come-down which is also very odd. Drinking an infusion is exactly the same but slower. Quite expensive too - top notch cannabis bud is much cheaper and better. Salvia Tastes like sour attic dust. If you have to buy some get 10x strength or above.
Fuck me that Salvia bottle bag has completely spasticated me i can't move - when will it wear off?