- What other names is Salvia Divinorum known by?
- What is Salvia Divinorum?
- How does Salvia Divinorum work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Salvia Divinorum.
Salvia divinorum is used most famously as a recreational drug. It produces hallucinations when inhaled, when the leaves are chewed, or when extracts are placed under the tongue. It is widely available through smoke shops and on the Internet in concentrated form. It is used in cigarettes and incense. Salvia divinorum possession and use is legal in most states in the US, but the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is reviewing it for possible controlled substance regulation. It is considered illegal in some states including Delaware, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
Salvia divinorum is also taken by mouth as a medicine for diarrhea, headache, joint pain (rheumatism), stomach bloating, and as a tonic and end-of-life remedy. It is taken to regulate urination and bowel movements.
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- Producing hallucinations.
- Regulating urination and bowel movements.
- Use as a tonic.
- Other conditions.
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nausea, dizziness, slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, and hallucinations.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of diviner's sage during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011