Overview

Salvia divinorum is an herb in the mint family. It has been used for centuries in religious ceremonies by the Mazatec Indians, a native people who live in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Mazatecs believe it is an incarnation of the Virgin Mary. Salvia divinorum possession and use is legal in most states in the US, but it has been labelled as a "drug of concern" by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Salvia divinorum is most commonly used as a recreational drug. It produces hallucinations when inhaled, when the leaves are chewed, or when extracts are placed under the tongue.

How does it work ?

Salvia divinorum contains chemicals that can cause hallucinations when inhaled or taken by mouth. There isn't much information about how Salvia divinorum might work as a medicine.

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