Salvia (salvia divinorum)
Description of Drug
Chemistry : Contains neoclerodane diterpene called Salvinorin A which causes the hallucinations. Contains dried leaves and leaf extracts.
Classification of drug : hallucinogen
Slang names : sheperdess herb, ska pastara, seer's stage
Salvia can be chewed, smoked or ingested as liquid.
Similar drugs : marijuana
Effects of Salvia
Physical : nausea, slurred speech, chills, lazy movements
Duration : most effects are short term such as effected eyesight, mood, sweating. Long term may include deja vu.
Physical: "That in itself is an area of danger -- people can have accidents or do foolish things on the drugs."
-Words of Matthew W. Johnson, a psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry
Myths about salvia
Myth: Salvia Divinorum is addictive
Myth: Salvia Divinorum has long term health effectsMyth: Salvia Divinorum is Illegal
Information/ Statistics about Risks and Harmful Effects
By Molly Portela and Jimmy Heald