From Medical News Today By Kathleen Davis: Salvia (salvia divinorum) is an herbal mint plant that is native to Mexico.
A member of the sage family, this naturally occurring hallucinogenic plant has been used for centuries by the Mazatec Indians for divination, shamanism, and medical practices.
Salvia produces visual hallucination effects similar to hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, including mystical and spiritual experiences.
Because it is fast-acting, has a low incidence of side effects, low addiction potential, and is easy to obtain, salvia has become popular as a recreational drug among adolescents and young adults.
The most common side effects of salvia use are:
- Lack of coordination
- Difficulty concentrating
- Slurred speech.
Additional effects can include tiredness, loss of memory, flushing, and a potentially disturbing sensation called "spatio-temporal dislocation."
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