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Salvia

Salvia divinorum is a sprawling perennial herb found in the Sierra Mazatec region of Mexico. It's leaves contain the extremely potent Salvinorin A. It has a history of buccal use as a divinatory psychedelic, and has been widely available since the mid 1990s primarily as a smoked herb. Its effects are considered unpleasant by many people.

PHYSICAL EFFECTS:

  • Raised body temperature
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Sweating or chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Tremors

MENTAL EFFECTS:

  • Severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Distortion of one's sense of time and identity
  • Distorted time perception, distorted perception of size, shape, movements, color, sounds, touch and one's own body image
  • Severe depression or psychosis

STREET NAMES:

Ska Pastora, Shepherdess's Herb, ska Maria Pastora, yerba de Maria, Sally-D, Mexican Mint

SALVIA AND THE LAW:

California –Effective January 1, 2009, sale of Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A to anyone under the age of 18 will be a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment of up to 6 months or a $1,000 fine.