Sunday, March 16, 2008

What is Salvia Divinorum?

What is Salvia Divinorum?

Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive plant and is probably the only legally way to get high. Since the public has become more aware of the plant, which originates from Southern Mexico, because of the rise of the internet in the 1990’s, more people are selling and buying Salvia than ever before. However, unless you are well informed on this plant, which is known to produce psychedelic sensations, meaning if you are a new user or have only used Salvia a few times, you may be unsure has to how to purchase this plant. The only way to truly obtain the best plant (or plant extract, etc…) is to be well educated about it.

One of the first and most important factors to consider before purchasing Salvia is if there are any laws or regulations concerning the purchase, use, and distribution of this plant in your region. For the majority of the world, Salvia is still legal; however, in certain regions, states, and countries there are laws and regulations prohibiting or controlling the use of Salvia. A few states in the USA have even made this plant a controlled substance. Therefore, it is best to know what is legal in the area you live in before you purchase this substance.

The next thing to consider is how you want to use the Salvia, as this can determine what type or form you will need to purchase. Generally, there are three popular ways of using Salvia and they are as follows:

· Chewing and Swallowing: This entails taking a bundle of Salvia leaves and chewing them in your mouth. Your mouth actually absorbs the properties of the plant that are psychedelic, thus swallowing the plant is not effective.

· Smoking: This entails taking dried Salvia leaves or salvia extract and putting them into a pipe or a water pipe and smoking them. For the best results, you will need a very hot flame, hotter than a regular flame.

· Vaporization: This entails using pure salvinorin A, Salvia extract, or even the powdered form of the leaf to a very high temperature, which turns into a gas to be inhaled.