Salvia with the scientific name Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive herb that can induce hallucinations or â€œvisionsâ€ in a person. The main active ingredient in salvia, salvinorin affects chemicals in the brain that cause hallucinations, which are short lived but can be very intense and terrifying. Although not native to any particular place, salvia is more commonly found in some parts of Mexico and some areas of Sierra Mazatec region. Its use is not illegal in the United States, but the DEA considers it a drug of concern that can pose a grave risk in some cases.
Present research does not indicate that salvia is addictive. However, this does not mean that salvia is not harmful. Salvia use and abuse can trigger neurochemical reactions in the brain that lead to visual experiences that can be addictive psychologically. The conventional method by which most people use salvia is by chewing the leaves or making a potion from leaves and drinking it. The leaves of salvia can also be dried and smoked or inhaled through water pipes, or vaporized and inhaled. Effects of salvia include changes in mood, vision and sense of touch, and change in perception of oneâ€™s surroundings.
Some people may also suffer from a disconnection from their body and a feeling of being transported to a whole new level of existence. Other ill effects of salvia include dizziness, slurred speech and loss of coordination. Enough research has not yet been done to understand if salvia can be addictive or not, but it certainly can be habit-forming.
The following list includes commonly used street names for salvia:
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