November 24th, 2008
Salvia Divinorum is a psychedelic herb of mint family which also includes popular herbs like basil and oregano. Salvia leafs is the only legal drug available in the market which enhances visuals. Thereby, Salvia leafs are consumed by a large number of people because of its hallucinogenic effects.
The Salvia leafs and plant has been consumed in the history for a long period of time by Mazatec Indians. It was used in spiritual sessions to successfully induce visions. It was also used to for medical treatments for anemia, headache etc. It is believed that Salvia leafs was consumed to treat cardiovascular disorders as well.
Salvia leafs and plant is found in native places in Mexico. Being a rare plant it is found only in isolated plots of Sierra Mazateca Mountains. It grows in moist and shaded farms up to the height of 2.5 feet. It has hollow stems with purple or blue flowers along with big green leaves.
The Salvia leafs can be consumed via chewing or smoking. Once chewed or smoked, it produces various divine experiences like enhanced self confidence, unstoppable laughter, peace of mind, better mood, sense of calmness, feeling of insight and higher empathy. One may also feel weightless and may find answers of secret questions. The effects of Salvia leafs mostly lasts for 15 minutes.
Salvia leafs is neither addictive nor toxic in nature. Salvia leafs has a promising medical future as well. According to some doctors, it could also be consumed to cure many chronic diseases Alzheimer, cancer, depression and AIDS.
November 24th, 2008
Salvia Divinorum has gained popularity in the recent time and has caught attention of many people globally. The psychoactive drug has a number of rumors attached to it regarding its benefits and side effects. And this situation has lead to a chaos about the legal issues related to Salvia Divinorum.
The current scenario related to legal status of Salvia Divinorum is very concerning to its users. Many countries and states have legalized Salvia products but there are few countries and states like Australia where Salvia Divinorum is considered illegal.
In Us and UK Salvia Divinorum is not considered illegal and is not regulated by any act. But there are few states within USA which have passed their own law and have banned Salvia Divinorum in their states.
The irony of the situation is that the law has banned Salvia Divinorum plant but has not banned Salvorin A which is the hallucinogenic ingredient of the plant which enhances vision. Thus even if the plant is illegal, Salvorin A which is contained in the plant itself is legal.
Where there are states which have banned Salvia, there are some European countries like Denmark and Belgium which have neither banned nor allowed Salvia. They only control the purchase limit of Salvia Divinorum in their country.
Today, 90% of the countries have legalized Salivia Divinorum but within the country there are different laws for different states. Therefore, before purchasing Salvia Divinorum one should check the laws about using the herb in his state or country.
November 22nd, 2008
Salvia Divinorum is a perennial herb from Mexico which belongs to the labiate (mint) family. People consume the herb as they are unaware of the side effects of Salvia Divinorum. It is generally consumed for smoking or chewing. The side effect of Salvia Divinorum largely depends on the size of the dose.
Increased insight, better mood and greater empathy along with boosted self confidence are some of the side effects of Salvia Divinorum. It also alters behavior and perception. This can be dangerous as times as the person may injure himself or others by running over things around him. According to the users of Salvia, they experience a pleasant mood followed by weird thoughts. These effects are generally short term in nature.
Some scientists claim that the long term side effects are Salvia Divinorum are quiet harmful for a human body and mind. According to reports and study by William A. Carlezon et al using ‘Forced-Swim tests’, the herb may have ‘Depressive like effects’. According to another research, if Salvia is used for a long frame of time then the herb may have strong physiological effects. However, the herb – Salvia Divinorum has very low potential as an addictive drug.
It is said that there are some short term side effects of Salvia Divinorum on a human body but there is no evidence of long term side effects. The research on this subject has been very limited and thereby the knowledge about the side effects of Salvia Divinorum is also very minimal.
November 22nd, 2008
Salvia has approximately 1000 species all over the world but Salvia Divinorum is considered the best vision including species. According to some scientists Salvia Divinorum has healing powers. Many research studies states that healing powers of Salvia Divinorum is very astonishing as it can help in curing a number of diseases.
The healing power of Salvia Divinorum is tremendous as it can be safely used under medical supervision. According to various medical researches, Salvia can be used to cure alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, depression, insomnia, stress, AIDS, digestion, cancer, chronic pain etc.
According to Thomas Prisinzano (University of Iowa) who is an assistant Professor of medicinal & natural products chemistry, healing power of Salvia Divinorum could be used to free a person from the addiction of cocaine. The reports states that “You can give a rat free access to cocaine, give them free access to Salvinorin A, and they stop taking cocaine.” Professor Bryan L Roth who is the Director at National Institute on Mental Health’s Psychoactive Drug Screening Program, supported Thomas Prisinzano and said, “We think that drugs derived from the active ingredient could be useful for a range of diseases: Alzheimer’s, depression, schizophrenia, chronic pain and even AIDS or HIV.”
Healing powers of Salvia Divinorum could also be measured by its traditional usage by Mazatech Indians who used it for providing relief from rheumatism, anemia and headache. The future of this herb seems to be very promising in the field of medicine. So if this herb won’t be classed as Schedule A type drug then the healing powers of Salvia Divinorum could create many medical histories.
November 16th, 2008
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.
This can be done in two ways:
- 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.
- 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.
The soil must be kept damped. You need to be careful in doing so. Over watering can cause roots of rot.
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.
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.
November 15th, 2008
Uses of Salvia
There are many different methods of using salvia which I am outlining below. I am not recommending any particular method for anyone. This is just a list of existing ways of salvia intake. One should do proper study and experiments before sticking to any intake method for healing purposes.
Administration of Salvia:
The most common method of salvia use is smoke. This is one of the recommended mode of taking salvia. But smoking over dosages can cause various kinds of side effects to individuals. The best procedure is to start smoking in small dosages. This way you will know your physical tolerance of salvia. If you follow this process then smoking gives the best healing effect. Smoking of salvia is only for healing purposes and not solely for smoking purposes.
In infusion, juices are extracted by rubbing the leaves together. This juice is then taken by mixing with water. However, this is not a recommended method of taking salvia since water dilutes the juice and lowers it’s strength.
In this method, leaves are rolled together and chewed. This is a good method of taking salvia but swallowing sometimes induces nausea. The main advantage is chewing is that the juice is directly absorbed by the blood stream and therefore the effect lasts longer then any other methods of intake.
Taking salvia in a vaporized form is to make things simple for lungs. It should be taken in small dosages like in smoking.
Apart from traditional Mazatec drink, this is a less effective way of taking salvia.
There are a few more effective oral intake method like tinctures/elixirs, soft extracts, and hard extracts. After intake, it starts showing it’s effects after 10-20 minutes. The quickly reaches the toppest level of effect and lasts from around 30 minutes to 2 hours. The whole process can last as long as 3 hours.
November 13th, 2008
Salvia Divinorum or Diviner’s Sage belongs to the salvia genus. It has got dissociative effects. Salvia divinorum is a latin name which means “sage of the seers”.
It is used as visionary states of consciousness in spiritual healing by Mazatec shamans. Normally found in parts of Oaxaca, Mexico. It grows well in shaded, isolated and moist plots. It’s length is normally over one meter. It’s physical appearance is hollow square stems, large green leaves and sometimes white and purple flowers. It is regarded as a cultigen.
Diterpenoid or salvinorin is it’s main psychoactive constituent. It is a potent κ-opioid receptor agonist. Salvinorin A is the only natural substance which induces visionary state. The method of intake of salvia divinorum are chew, smoke or taken as a tincture. It’s effects ranges from uncontrollable laughter to much more intense altered states. These effects of salvia divinorum lasts only for a few minutes as compared to other psychedelics. The intake of salvia divinorum effects as reported till date are increased feeling of insight, an improved mood, a sense of calmness, and an increased sense of connection with nature. Some of the users have also reported side effects of unpleasant or uncomfortable mood. Though it is never regarded as toxic or addictive substance rather is can be used as therapeutic tool for curing drug addictions.
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