Salvia Divinorum

 

Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family that is abused for its hallucinogenic effects.

 

  1. What are the street names?

Maria Pastora, Sally-D, Salvia

 

  1. What does this drug look like?

The plant has spade-shaped variegated green leaves that look similar to mint. The plants themselves grow to more than three feet high, have large green leaves, hollow square stems, and white flowers with purple calyces.

 

  1. How is this drug abused?

Salvia can be chewed, smoked, or vaporized.

 

  1. How does this drug effect the mind?

Psychic effects include perceptions of bright lights, vivid colors, shapes, and body movement, as well as body or object distortions. Salvia divinorum may also cause fear and panic, uncontrollable laughter, a sense of overlapping realities, and hallucinations. Salvinorin A is believed to be the ingredient responsible for the psychoactive effects of Salvia divinorum.

 

  1. How does this drug effect the body?

Adverse physical effects may include: loss of coordination, dizziness, and slurred speech.

 

  1. What drugs cause similar effects?

When Salvia divinorum is chewed or smoked, the hallucinogenic effects elicited are similar to those induced by other hallucinogenic substances.

 

  1. What are the overdose effects?

Adverse physical effects may include lack of coordination, dizziness, and slurred speech.