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Controversies on Salvia Divinorum

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Salavia Divinorum has been gaining popularity lately. While, the herb has been well received by many people but Salvia Divinorum has also been surrounded by many controversies. Although Salvia is legal in most of the countries but it has not been yet approved by Federal Food Administration. There are also many controversies about the effects of using salvia Divinorum.Salvia Divinorum is an herb which produces psychedelic effects. Some of the common side effects of Salvia are better mood, increased insight, increased self confidence and greater empathy. Due to such ill effects, Salvia Divinorum has been constantly attached to controversies which have also concerned parents, political leaders and media.Today, the herb is used by many people to increase emotions, to connect to themselves and universe, and to feel calmness. Ironically, even when the herb produces such sensational effects yet the section of society which do not favor Salvia compare Salvia to “LSD” or “pot”. However, none of the research studies states that Salvia has any long term side effects. All these controversies related to Salvia Divinorum have led to confusion among the public who could have become a potential user of the herb.The controversy related to Salvia DIvinorum still stands still, especially with the matter of its becoming legal throughout the world. And those people who are aware of the herb are not aware of the facts related to it. Even with all this chaos about the herb, the demand of Salvia Divinorum has been growing along with its never ending controversies.

Salvia Divinorum Plantation

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Grown from:

Normally grow from seeds. But since seeds are not easily available everywhere other way of plantation is by using stem cuttings. One of the major challenges in stem cutting plantation is to determine the part which will go down into the soil. Therefore, Stem cuttings are selected carefully from a salvia plant. The stems that have new shoots are cut. The tip with new shoots will be up and the other side will be under soil. Another method to avoid this dilemma will be to place the step on soil sideways. Make the prominent shooting part point up and make the remaining two-third portion of stem wet with water including the soil.

When the new shoot starts growing, it’s the time for plantation in outdoor or indoor, depending upon your choice and available facility.

Growth environment:

This can be done in two ways:

  1. Indoor: This is normally achieved by creating humidity chambers and tents. Grows throughout the year because same environment can be maintained indoor. Since the salvia divinorum normally grows up to 3 meters in height, it is always advisable to plant the plants in considerably large vessel.
  1. Outdoor: May die out during fall and winter. If your outdoor environment is hot humid and damp only then it is advisable to do salvia plantation outdoors.

Soil requirement:

The soil must be kept damped. You need to be careful in doing so. Over watering can cause roots of rot.

Climatic requirement:

Salvia requires a hot and humid climatic to flourish. Salvia divinorum requires very little light. From 20-50% light exposure is enough for it’s proper growth. Recommended temperature is around 20 degree celcius.

Look after:

We can use nitrogen based fertilizers to help salvia divinorum growth. For root growth you can use potassium fertilizers. Use of fertilizers or urea can cause ammonia gas to produce, which is very dangerous gas for salvia divinorum. Proper ventilation is required to avoid accumulation of ammonia gas.