A growing number of the population are taking salvia for its consistent hallucinogenic effects. Salvia divinorum, a flowering plant in the mint family is also referred to as diviner’s sage, magic mint or purple sticky. Salvia divinorum was originally used in religious rituals by the holy men of the Mazetec Indian tribe in Mexico. Salvia is a perennial herb that grows to a height of about 3 ft, with ovule clustered leaves 10 to 12 in long. The plant’s flowers are strikingly white and purple. Unlike many ancient herbs, salvia does not thrive in the wild, only in cultivated settings in Mexico and (more recently) southern California.
Over a very long period of time, Salvia divinorum was used in its native culture to treat a wide variety of ailments including diarrhea, headache and rheumatism. Today, the substance is widely available internationally via the Internet. Although the data regarding the abuse and illicit use of this herb initially casts it in a very negative light, medical and neuropsychiatric researchers are keenly interested in its potential for the treatment of a wide variety of neurologic and mental illnesses.
Depression and mental illness are two worrisome medical conditions that often leave sufferers in a state of psychological and/or emotional breakdown. Current ongoing studies are exploring salvia’s ability to alter mental perception and cognition and its possibility to be of use in cases of refractory depression, anxiety, Alzheimer disease and schizophrenia. As such, it is highly valuable to find a treatment option that will enhance the healing process of anyone suffering from any of these illnesses. While there is a number of drugs with anti-depressant properties, we will like to look at a unique treatment option for treating mental illness and depression. This is where Salvia Divinorum get mentioned.
Salvia Divinorum which is also known as ‘sage of diviners’, is a plant species that has been used across different areas of medicine. The plant has psychoactive properties which means it could trigger some (unusual) responses upon usage – either through smoking, chewing or infusion. Although toxicology reports on the plants remain sketchy, Salvia Divinorum’s use has been banned in certain countries. Nonetheless, the plant remains a viable alternative drug for treating mental illness and depressions.
What makes Salvia Divinorum efficient for treating depression?
Salvia Divinorum’s psychoactive property is traced to the present off its active ingredient which is known as ‘diterpene Salvinorin A’. This kappa opioid coupled with endocannabinoid makes Salvinorin A quite effective for creating a healthy mood. Unlike the other psychoactive substances that act via the serotoninergic pathways, salvia is more specific in action as its active ingredient targets the kappa-opioid receptor agonist. Furthermore, with the increase in extracellular dopamine as induced by Salvinorin A, an anti-depressive effect is generated, check here to know where to buy salvia divinorum online.
However, in respect to using it to treat mental illness, researchers have called for some degree of caution to be exercised. This is because, Salvia Divinorum, being hallucinogenic in nature could shoot up the psychotic reaction from patients battling with mental diseases. Some of the side effects that might be observed with Salvia Divinorum include [but not limited]: quasi-dream experiences, uncontrollable laughter and distorted vision, distortion of time and space and loquaciousness.
In conclusion, Salvia is a gem that is yet to be explored, its medicinal properties is more than what we get from it presently. Also those suffering from mood breakdown can take a little dose of Salvia Divinorum for it to exercise its wonders in them. Also, individuals battling with mental illness can use it with caution.