Salvia Learning Center 101
What is Salvia?
Salvia (Salvia divinorum) is a natural plant in the mint family, native to modern-day southern Mexico. The salvia plant contains a natural chemical called Salvinorin A, which can produce incredible body and mind experiences.
This small leafy plant originated in Oaxaca, Mexico and was used by Mazatec shamans during divination and spiritual healing rituals. Because salvia offers such great effects on the body and mind, you can find salvia for sale in many parts of the world today.
^^ The salvia plant in its natural habitat.
How Is Salvia Used?
The Mazatec shamans traditionally used salvia by chewing the plants “fresh” leaves, or making tea with “fresh” salvia plant leaves. You can also use salvia by chopping dried salvia leaves and rolling the mixture up in a joint, pipe, or water pipe.
We sell salvia as a dried plant leaf mixture with standardize salvia extracts blended into the mixture. Since we standardize our salvia mixtures, you can choose the level that salvia effectsyour mind and body. The lowest salvia extract mixture we sell is 10x salvia, the highest salvia mixture that we sell is 60x salvia. Most people either try 20x salvia or 40x salvia since they produce a more medium effect.
You “can” use salvia with a normal joint or pipe. However, we highly suggest that you use salvia with a water pipe and disposable lighter (no matches), and hold your breath for a few seconds after using salvia to receive the full effect.
^^ (Above): This is what our salvia extract mixture looks like when you receive it.
How Does Salvia Effect Your Body And Mind?
After using salvia, you will feel a very short but intense body and mind feeling.
The salvia effect itself is short lived, usually lasting between 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Most people usually try salvia just a few times in their lifetime. Salvia is not addictive at all, and a lot of people prefer using salvia over hard drugs such as LSD/acid.
The active ingredient in salvia, salvinorin A, targets nerve cells called kappa opioid receptors.
What Others Say About Salvia Effects:
One recent salvia effects study stated: “They include psychedelic-like changes in visual perception, mood and body sensations, emotional swings, feelings of detachment, and a highly modified perception of external reality and the self” – Drugabuse.gov – Source
Another study states: “such as sensations of traveling through time and space, of floating or flying; sensations of twisting and spinning, heaviness or lightness of the body, and “soreness.”” – CESAR: Center For Substance Abuse Research – Source