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Salvia Divinorum and sex

Thursday, 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.

Chemistry of Salvia Divinorum

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Salvia Divinorum or Diverner’s sage is considered the best herb among the thousands of Salvia species. It is an extraordinary herb used for healing, medication and divination by Mazatec Indians. Due to limited research conducted on Salvia Divinorum, the information about chemistry of Salvia Divinorum is also quiet restrained. But as the herb has gained popularity in last couple of years, this has pursued scientists also to take keen interest in the chemistry of Salvia Divinorum. Due to the presence of Salvinorin in the herb, Salvia Divinorum is marked as the best Salvia herb and hence makes it superior to other types of sages. Salvinorin constitutes majorly of Salvinorin A and Salvinorin B and the group of its compounds is known as neoclerodane diterpenoids. Out of the two constituents, Salvinorin A is the primary component and the formula for same is C23H28O8. This component is also referred as psychoactive compound. Unlike most other natural drugs, Salvinorin A doesn’t contain a basic nitrogen atom and hence the component is not an alkaloid. The chemistry of Salvia Divinorum is in such a manner that its component does give a negative reaction on urine tests. This unique quality makes it incomparable with any other drug. Salvinorin A is the only proved Divinorum contained in the herb which produces psychoactive effects But according to many researchers, Salvia Divinorum may also contain other psychoactive substance namely, Divinorum C. The chemistry of Salvia Divinorum is still a mystery, but soon researchers would be able to provide us with complete details on the subject.