Salvia: The Sage of Wisdom

December 30th, 2008

Salvia is known as the Sage of Wisdom. It is a member of the sage family and the only one that is know to cause visions. Shamans use this in their practices and many people use it just for the use of decoration in there homes. The Salvia, the sage of wisdom is a powerful mind altering drug if used in a proper way.

While the Shamans use Salvia for smoking but originally it was used for the purpose of a ceremony to cause mind hallucinations. This method has been used for centuries in these religious ceremonies by the Mazatec Indians.

The Sage of Wisdom - Salvia is found in Mexico. Some people who have used this as a hallucinogenic herb have reported that they feel as though they have experienced some sort of time travel, turning into someone else or even loosing their memory for a short period of time.

Unfortunately, you have to consume large quantities of Salvia to reach these heights and that is what makes this extremely dangerous. The Sage of Wisdom is a drug that can lead to extreme health dangers if used for a longer period and therefore should be used with great precaution.

There are many different ways to consume the sage of wisdom. It can be smoked, chewed or vaporized. One should do a lot of research before deciding to the use Salvia. One should look into the side affects it may cause on health. One should also remember that Salvia is not legal everywhere.

Salvia-traditional perspective

December 29th, 2008

Salvia divinorum is a strong psychoactive drug, which can cause hallucinations to whoever consumes it. Salvia is naïve to Mexico and is more popularly found in areas of the Sierra Mazatec in Oaxaca. Traditionally, Salvia was prescribed at a low dosage, as a diuretic to treat minor illnesses. Many believed that the plant could help cure headache and arthritis amongst other things. The plant is generally found growing isolated, in a moist area in Oaxaca. It traditionally used by Mazatec shamans, who would incorporate the use of it into healing and spiritual sessions, as it would allow the patient to hallucinate and change their state of consciousness.

Traditionally, Mazatec shamans did not smoke or chew Salvia, instead they preferred to make a tea from the leaves. The tea was formed by grinding the leaves until it forms a juice then mixing it with water to make the tea. The tea was drunk during rituals to allow visions to be had during the ceremonies. Salvia was traditionally used to explore a ones mind in a deep, meditative state. It was seen as a way to explore the spiritual self, especially if they felt they needed spiritual healing. In strong doses, Salvia can be have dramatic effect on the body and even make the user feel as if they are travelling to another time, or dimension. The effect can also be out of body experiences, which is why Salvia was so often used during healing rituals as it was seen as spiritual to leave ones body.

Effects of Salvorin A

December 29th, 2008

Salvia Divinorum is a rare herb which is found is isolated locations of Mexico. It is known to produce psychoactive effects on human body. The effects of Salvia Divinorum can be experienced either by chewing the leaves of the herb or by smoking the extracts. During the process of consumption of the herb, a highly active component of Salvia namely, Salvorin A gets absorbed which produces psychoactive effects.

Salvorin A enters the blood stream through the oral mucosa once the juice of the leaves is taken in the mouth. This process of absorption of juice leads to psychoactive effects. The herb provides better results if it remains in the moth for long time. The results provided by swallowing the herb are not very mesmerizing. If the herb is swallowed directly, without retaining it for a long period, then it reaches the intestine without much contact with the oral mucosa and doesn’t produce desired effects. This happens because Salvorin A gets deactivated before entering the blood stream.

The desired psychoactive results are not produced by the leaves even when consumed in large quantity if it is swallowed directly. But the herb produces amazing effects if it is consumed through chewing, smoking or vaporizing it. According to some researchers, if Salvorin A is consumed through injections even in small doses the results could be extremely active.

Salviorin A is the only legal herb available in the market which produces hallucinogen effects even when taken in a very small quantity. No researcher has yet been able to prove any negative side effect of the herb. And thus, integrating Salvorin A a favorite among many people.

Salvia-The Legal Hallucinogen

December 4th, 2008

Salvia Divinorum is a member of sage family and is known to produce psychoactive effects. Salvia is a legal hallucinogen drug unlike other drugs available in the market (like Cocaine, Marijuana or Math). Due to ever expanding high demand among teenagers, Salvia: the legal hallucinogen is now also been sold over the internet. The herb is often compared to LSD by some politicians and researchers.

Traditionally, Shamans have been using Salvia for centuries to facilitate visions during spiritual sessions. However, the western world got to know about the rare herb only in 1950s. The leaves of the herb could be smoked or chewed in order to experience the sensations produced by the plant. Salvia’s sensations (or often referred as side effects) can only be experienced for minutes or hours (depending on the dose). This very fact forced the government to legalize the plant. Salvia: the legal hallucinogen has been a concern for parents and citizens as the researchers are still trying to find the herb’s long term effects.

A very concerning issue attached to Salvia: the legal hallucinogen is the fact that not much knowledge is available on the drug. It is the users who feel that there are no side effects attached to the herb. According to them, the drug doesn’t have a coming down period unlike other drugs. But the very fact doesn’t make the drug safe. It has been noticed that the concentrated extracts can produce intense results. Moreover, there have been other negative reports also affixed with Salvia: the legal hallucinogen.

Although the information related to Salvia - the legal hallucinogen is quiet constrained but this doesn’t stop people to venture the drug and taste its pleasures.

Salvia Divinorum and sex

December 4th, 2008

Among thousands of Salvia species, Salvia Divinorum is rare specie which is found in remote places in Mexico. Salvia Divinorum has been used by Mazatec Indians for healing and ritual purposes for years. By smoking chewing or chewing the leaves of Salvia Divinorum, one can experience psychoactive sensations produced by it.

The effects produced by Salvia Divinorum largely depend on size its dose. If Salvia is taken in small dose, it is known to arouse sexual desires. It increases sensual feelings and one’s physical acuteness during sex. And in case a large dose of Salvia is taken, the effects produced by the herb are very similar to effects of ayahausca plant which is known to induce holographic experience.

According to Mazatec Indians, people used to avoid having sex at least a week prior to having Salvia Divinorum as they believed that mixing Salvia and sex produces better sensations.

The effect of smoking Salvia only lasts for approximately 15 minutes so people use sublingual extract during sex whose effects lasts for about an hour. They keep the extract under their tongue for fifteen minutes. Through this method user gets the right dosage of Salvia Divinorum which assures better sex experience.

Many users confirm that Salvia Divinorum is completely safe physiologically though the fact has not been backed by any research study. Researchers have only found that Salvinorin A is a major component of Salvia which has psychoactive attributes and are biochemically safe. But it has been found that the larger doses of Salvia may produce psychologically negative effects. Therefore, people should consult a doctor before experimenting with Salvia Divinorum and sex so as to gain proper knowledge on the subject.

Extractions of Salvinorin A

December 4th, 2008

The process of extractions of salvinorin A can be quite tricky and dangerous if you are not extremely careful. Some find that it makes no difference if the leaves are whole, crushed or powdered. The salvinorin A is the coating on the outside of the leaf so it makes the extraction with acetone an easy and simple process.

It has been found that the easiest way to produce pure extractions of salvinorin A is if the leaf is in zero degree F, you want to soak a dried whole uncrushed leaf in acetone for 1 to 3 min and stirring the entire time. Once you hit the 3 minute mark, remove the leaf and in 1 to 2 days time the sediments should fall to the bottom and you can pour it off and then evaporate it.

You need to be sure that during this process you keep the mixture in the dark for the entire time. Light can cause a decrease in the potency of the final product so total darkness is of the utmost importance. Some have tried for extractions of salvinorin A by the use of hot water. This is possible but it requires a lot of boiling in order to get the most of the product off of the leaf.

Keep in mind that extractions of salvinorin A can be harmful to your health and needs to be used in moderation. You would need to ingest a large amount before you would even feel inebriated. The making of extractions of salvinorin A also should be done with some sort of supervision.

Salvia Community

December 4th, 2008

As with many things such as sports, music, poetry readings and others, Salvia has its own click. People come and people go from Salvia community. Although may think that it is small, on the contrary you will find that this little Salvia community gathering is not quite so small. The age range is from the average teenager to the full grown adult. Most of the young people it seems use the herb for the purposes of feeling a high. There are also those that are looking for the spiritual use of the herb and using practices from the shamans.

There are many different websites that are for chatting and posting blogs on the salvia community. It seems that you get the occasional person that will show up out of the blue to post their experiences and then the next thing you know, they are never to be heard from again. These are the experimenters that are not true members of the community. People that are looking for the more spiritual or psychedelic trips of the herb tend to stick around longer. They have found there place in a community that accepts them for who they are and they share something in common with at least one other person. So, if you take part in the experience of Salvia community, do a little research and you could become a member of the community. Share your experiences, likes and dislikes with others that share something with you. Come and see the world of salvia community.

Mixing Salvia with Other Drugs

December 4th, 2008

Salvia Divinorum is a rare herb which produces psychoactive effects. Being a legal herb, the drug is quiet popular among the young generation. Teenagers tend to mix Salvia with other drugs unaware of the effects it can produce. But a lot of caution should be taken while mixing Salvia with other drugs as the interaction may produce extremely negative effects.Many users propose that Salvia did not produce any side effects when they mixed it with other drugs. However, it has been found that if Salvia is combined with some specific drugs, it may not be safe. There have been some cases when people mixed Salvia with another drug and the combination reacted in a negative way. Though, doctors are not sure that the reaction was due to the consumed mixture. Therefore, even though the drug doesn’t produce negative effects if it’s combined with some drugs but it doesn’t guarantee that it won’t produce any side effect if combined with any drug.
In case, someone decides to experiment on his own by mixing Salvia with any other drug, one should be exceptionally alert. One should make sure to start with a very small dose so that to guard him from the risk of any side effect if produced. If the mixture doesn’t produce any side effects, one may try increasing the dose slowly. One should also take care that such experiments should only be attempted under the presence of a supervisor. The supervisor could be a great help if any problem arises during the process of mixing Salvia with another drug.

Salvia-Lawmakers perspective

December 4th, 2008

Whether you can consume Salvia or not depends on the state you reside in. There are some states where the drug is controlled. But in most of the states it is legal to use the drug. If you live in a state where Salvia is legal that means in that particular state it is legal to grow, buy, own, and sell Salvia. This also includes Salvia extracts. If someone decides to sell the herb as a supplement of some sort, then the sales must be confirmed to the U.S. Lawmakers perspective and if it is sold for consumption as a food or drug, then sales must be regulated by the FDA. Because the herb is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, the sale of the herb is probably illegal. The sale of an illegal drug in the United States is prosecutable by law under the FD&C’s misbranding clause and Lawmakers perspective. The larger the quantity the drug is sold in; there is a larger possibility that the person selling it will be prosecuted by the fullest extent of the Lawmakers perspective. It has been said that the US Air Force is actually considering having salvia divinorum added to their banned drug list. As said before, it all depends on which state that you live in and what are the rules and regulations there along with Lawmakers perspective that you will have to abide by. The state police, the federal police, the navy and even the air force all have there own rules that you have to abide by. So, if you plan to purchase, grow, sell or use Salvia, make sure to check Lawmakers perspective in your state first.

Researchers perspective

December 4th, 2008

The Salvia plant has many different uses and is known to produce psychoactive effects. In our history, the Mazatec were known and are still known to use this drug everyday. This plant has also been known to have medicinal purposes. Some of them are the relief of headaches, for the older generation to feel more relaxed, diarrhea and also for rheumatism. There is some support from researchers’ perspective that this herb may, one day, be used as an antidepressant that is safe for human consumption as a natural alternative. It has been known for its ability to help one meditate and find an inner peace with themselves. Researcher’s perspective has delved into the world of slavia and has worked to see what dosages have different affects on people.

Since researchers have been looking into the effects and side effects of salvia, it has since been discovered that smoking or inhaling the product can be a great addition to meditation. But, in order to get the full effects, you need to follow some guidelines. Because the herb can take up to a full 30 minutes for you to feel anything, make sure that the room is dark since this is the best way to experience it. The room should be quiet along with some peaceful music in the background. According to researchers perspective you should not be alone. You have no idea what effect this will have on you. Do a little of your own Researchers before experimenting with Salvia and enjoying its effects.