UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Toxicology

Title: Salvia Divinorum

Keywords: Drugs of abuse, salvia, sage (PubMed Search)

Posted: 11/6/2008 by Ellen Lemkin, MD, PharmD (Emailed: 11/7/2008) (Updated: 12/6/2022)
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This is a psychoactive herb which can induce strong dissociative effects by stimulation of the kappa receptor. It has become increasingly well known and available in modern culture, and popularized by YouTube Salvia (also known as Sage, Diviner's Sage, Magic Mint, or Sally D) is usually smoked, but can be chewed or ingested.

The high it produces is very intense, but lasts only approximately 10 minutes. Currently many states have enacted legislation against it, including Fla, IL, KA, MI, MO, ND, OK and VA, but it is available over the internet.

  

The following video demonstrates clinical effects of drug.
Although it is amusing, this is not meant to condone use.

(if you can not view the embeded video here is the link)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6dgXX0ytSo