How to Choose the Right Salvia Extract for Beginners
The name Salvia Divinorum means the “Diviners’ Sage” in the Aztec language. There are about 500 to 900 sub-species of herbs under the name salvia. While some contain healing and cleansing properties, only Salvia Divinorum contains a very unique and powerful substance to aid people in their satisfaction, astral projection and divination. Salvia herb is naturally found only in some regions of Mexico, yet because of its strong commercial value, some people do cultivate the herb for the sole purpose of selling the leaves. The leaves are then harvested and sent to laboratories for extraction. It usually takes about 15 leaves of Salvia just to create one gram – about 2 or 3 doses at most of extract.
Ideal mode of Consuming Salvia
Salvia can be consumed in many various ways, but the most common and also the most widely used method is smoking with gong – butane glass. Although the ancient users of Salvia prefer to chew its leaves rather than smoking it due to the fact that there was no extract then, they are conformed to the raw consumption of Salvia. But nowadays, many Salvia users enjoy their trip through smoking (this could be due to the recreational value obtained from it). Though some people may ask that why bother to make salvia extract when you can just consume Salvia Divinorum leaves. Well, the main reason is that Salvia Divinorum extracts offer a more concentrated form of Salvia and the concentrated forms are more powerful. For example, with a 10x extract, you can expect 10 times the strength of Salvia leaves. Experienced Salvia users often opt to use higher concentrations of Salvia extract to achieve better and more extreme experience. But for new users of salvia, consuming salvia extracts helps you to measure the level of your intake and ability to consume. Normally, 10x would be more than sufficient for a new salvia user to experience the world of spirituality and divination, but as you get used to it, you consume more.
Smoking Salvia in a Bong
Salvia is best enjoyed when smoked in a bong. They need to be smoked hot and the smoke must be inhaled deeply and quickly to have an effect because salvinorin requires high temperatures to vaporize, so it is best to hold a flame immediately above the leaves, drawing it down into the leaves the whole time you inhale. The leaves can be smoked in a short stemmed pipe or most preferably in a bong – a steamroller pipe. Fill up a medium size bowl with leaves. Use a hand held butane lighter that will go out when you are no longer pressing it, not a match. Have a large ashtray or tip proof bowl to set the pipe in when you feel you’ve had enough.
The effects of Salvia comes quickly when smoked – within a few minutes, one will start to experience the psychedelic effects that can last for several minutes. The method used and the amount of dosage ingested are the two important factors that determine the unique effects of Salvia. Low doses produce a milder or lighter effect, while severely strong effects are noted with use of higher doses.
Commonly sold concentrations are 10x, 20x, 40x and the strongest doses available can go up to 60x and 80x. Higher concentrations of Salvia extracts should only be used by advanced users who know how to handle the effects they produce.
Where to buy Salvia Divinorum
Lots of people do contemplate about the legality possessing and using Salvia Divinorum in the US and other part of the world in general. Currently, it is legal in most parts of the world except in Australia. There have been quite a few ruckuses some time ago about banning Salvia Divinorum. These efforts, however, to put Salvia under the list of controlled substances for the entire country was not materialized.
Fortunately, if you wish to buy Salvia, you can easily find it via online stores, and the cool part of it is that most online stores offers door to door delivery in a discreet style. Salvia Divinorum products are available in the form of fresh and dried leaves, and in the form of an extract. Prices vary depending on the type of Salvia product and also its quality. The dose of the Salvia extract is also another factor that affects the price.