SALVIA DIVINORUM

SALVIA DIVINORUM
SALVIA DIVINORUM: Contains active compound salvinorin A, a potent hallucinogen that produces intense visionary experiences, used traditionally for spiritual purposes.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

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 possession and use is legal in most states in the US, but it has been labelled as a “drug of concern” by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Salvia divinorum is most commonly used as a recreational drug. It produces hallucinations when inhaled, when the leaves are chewed, or when extracts are placed under the tongue.

Salvia divinorum is a plant containing a powerful hallucinogenic compound called salvinorin A. Interestingly, salvia divinorum doesn't contain any vitamins in significant amounts; rather it is known for its psychoactive properties and has been used by indigenous people for centuries for spiritual and shamanic purposes.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Salvia divinorum is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It can cause serious side effects including dizziness, slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions.

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

Interactions

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Salvia divinorum is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It can cause serious side effects including dizziness, slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions.

When inhaled: Salvia divinorum is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It can cause serious side effects including dizziness, slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Salvia divinorum is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Schizophrenia: Salvia divinorum has caused hallucinations and delusions in some people. It is not known if this risk is increased in people with schizophrenia or in people with a family history of schizophrenia. Until more is known, do not use Salvia divinorum if you have schizophrenia or are at risk of schizophrenia.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Salvia divinorum depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Salvia divinorum. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. It does not replace professional medical consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not self-medicate based on the information presented on this site. Always consult with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional before making any decisions about your health.

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