More about Salvia Divinorum
Salvia divinorum is a plant that finds its origin in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico. It belongs to the Labiatae family, or 'mint family'. The species name of the plant 'divinorum', would have the meaning 'of the seer' (Ott 1996) and is linked to the traditional function of this plant by shamans: to recognize and find the cause of a disease.
Other traditional names of the plant are 'ska Pastora' (Shepherd's Herb), ska María Pastora (Mary Shepherd's Herb), 'Hojas de la Pastora' (Leaves of the shepherdess), La hambra (the woman).
Effect of Salvia divinorum
Many people report that the unique effects of Salvia divinorum are difficult to compare with other psychoactive substances. The active substance is salvinorin A.
Effects that are common:
- Uncontrollable laughing
- Experiencing different realities
- A sense of peace
- A sense of deep understanding
- A sense of unity
- Change in perception
- Loss of physical coordination
- Being in a dreamlike state
- Feeling like an object (a chair, the table...)
There are different ways Salvia divinorum is used. Originally the leaves are chewed or made into an infusion, causing the effects to appear gradually. The leaves (or an extract of them) can also be smoked. In this way the emergence will be very fast and the peak will be reached in no time, after which the effect will diminish more quickly.
A trip sitter is someone who remains familiar and sober to keep an eye on you as you undergo the experience. Because Salvia divinorum can cause you to lose control over your own body, it is necessary that someone keeps an eye on you.
A safe environment
This is also very important in order to avoid as many unnecessary risks as possible. Experienced Salvia divinorum users indicate that the best place is a comfortable bed, in a semi-darkened room.
Choose a day on which you are free, without (social) obligations. Turn off your phone and PC so you won't be disturbed. Wait at least a few more hours after the trip before taking part in traffic again.
The duration of the effects depends on the dose and method of intake. In general, effects last from 15 minutes to 3 hours. When Salvia divinorum is smoked the effects come on quickly, peaking for about 5 to 20 minutes and then disappearing again. With oral ingestion, the effects last longer and are more gradual.
Only to be used by very experienced psychonauts!
No sales to persons under 18!
Keep out of reach from children!
Do not use Salvia divinorum in case of a.o.: depression, pregnancy, nursing, heart conditions and liver disorders. Persons taking prescription drugs or M.A.O.-inhibitors are strongly advised to first contact a physician, before using Salvia divinorum!