Growing Salvia divinorum can be an experience that is difficult to some and the most enjoyable hobby to others. It is a husbandry style of plant which means they need YOUR attention to be successful. If you have thought about growing then I suggest you keep reading. If you are planning to start harvesting in hopes of making your own extract or to resell the bulk leaf then I suggest you rethink that plan.
If you want to grow just to grow it then GREAT, the amount a person might need for a personal experience and not needed to provide any for others would be fine with a few sage plants growing. Depending on your climate, your harvest may not adapt to the humidity levels among many other variables.
There are more and more getting into growing indoors and outdoors BUT it can end up being a full time job, so if your end goal while growing a plant such as this is to produce bulk to make extract then I would suggest simply buying the extract through us because after the expenses to setup a grow room would far outweigh the ability to make your own extract from harvesting on your own. Leave it to the pros and enjoy the quality extract that we can provide after years of trial and error during our extraction process.
It is now at it’s stage where there is a need to specifically know what is the quality of the leaf to avoid deception from its sellers. Since this plant is in demand for those people who are acquainted with it. It is an unusual visionary herb, it’s dried leaves are either smoked, or chewed. It belongs to the species of sage, which an approximate 1000 variety of genus and a member of family Labitae. Salvia divinorum means “Safe of Diviners”.
The plant creates an intensive meditative state of awareness when taken in the right time, right place and with pure intention. This is very useful in meditating, self-reflection, and even healing. Leaves of the plant has it’s special effects on it’s users that can’t be compared with. Because of its very unusual effects, many people tried and others want to try to experience the effect of it.
Thus there is also an increase in the number of businessman that want to sell this. It’s known because of its leaves. It’s the leaf that contributes to the enhancement of mediation and healing. Leaf has an unusual deep serration in its edge and has an oval shape. Its stem is a green hollow, thick and square in form, But eventually its stem can break or bend it is grown too high. Generally, its color is emerald green but some-times due to different weather or climate, it’s color becomes yellow green or completely yellow. It’s leaves are covered with fine hairs that make it look like satin when strike with certain amount of light. It is a house plant, meaning you can put it inside your house. This plant can grow every year but must not be placed where it can be possibly frozen.
It cannot grow also when the temperature is to high. You can grow it either indoor or outdoor. If outdoors, make sure it is planted in a pot where you can easily displace it if ever the temperature outside is very cold (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit) or very hot. It should be well watered and the environment is humid. The plant can also easily grow if the soil has high humus content. Once you observe its leaves becoming slightly sagged, immediately water the plant. Never wait for its leaves to be completely limping. It’s pot should have enough space for the plant to grow well and have holes below. Your plant is vulnerable to insects like aphids and scale insects. You can also apply fertilizers. Consulting with an expert on the proper way to cleanse yourself with the plants, specific fertilizer and how to eliminate insects or pests. The extract is very sensitive with a variation of lighting conditions.
You can expose it to sunlight partially. It can survive sunlight as long as it is well watered nothing that the soil must be always moist. When gardening, you just need to follow some simple instructions. You can then pick dried leaves and fallen branches, if you want to experience its effects or let a salvia leaf be dried before smoking or chewing it.
The plant has been tagged as a sacred religious plant that has been widely used by the Mazatecs in religious rituals and healing. Accounts on the spiritual aspect of this plant have greatly been covered. A few effects of the plant should be noted, it causes parallel states of consciousness, feeling of peace and insight, positivity, ect. Due to internet sites selling the herb, information abut the plant has become widespread. Some claim healing in terms of personal life, giving testimonies about them feeling more positive and peaceful towards their family and friends.
Some have given accounts on the spiritual journey that they discovered with the use of it’s inner workings. They have opened their sub-conscious and found a realm which they would not have seen if it weren’t for the plant. These and more are some cases reported about the usage. A feeling of lightness is brought about by users have testified about the spiritual trip that opens the mind and releases all doubt.
It is greatly used for this purpose, to bring out proper well being and body soul world connection. It release pure happiness and a state of well being. It is not to be confused with LSD and other psychoactive drugs, since the main effect of that is for people to experience trips for the fancy of their minds. This herb although psychoactive in nature does that in a realm of positive and spiritual experience.
Many if not all have concluded that it’s species has helped researchers attain a positive and spiritual experience. Aside from these effects, some have stated the plant can help cure diseases aswell. Now, it also is used in the treatment of depression, chronic pain, headaches, and Alzheimer’s disease. There is much research put in this herb with regards with what it can do medically for society.
The discovery of this drug has led to breakthroughs in the medical realm as well as spiritual. Through much debate over its legality has been overseen, the plant proves to be more beneficial than harmful. Around 1.8 million people have been reported to use extracts from the plant, and continue to use its leaves for a number of purposes. May it be for spiritual cleansing or for medical reasons, the plant proves to be a subject of mystery.
A new awareness can be achieved from this plant. It wasn’t used by ancient Mazatec’s if it didn’t bring spiritual enlightenment to them. At the far corners of the world, it is amazing that the discover of this plant has taken a surge in research developed works. Other types of psychoactive drugs do have medical treatments that go with it, but are much too intense and greatly abused, and never brought sense of wonder after the trip. The Salvia divinorum plant is a wonderful creation of nature, that leads one to undiscovered and unparalleled feeling of a new, energized and refreshed being.