In southern Mexico, Salvia is an herb of the mint family. Although salvia is not illegal according to Federal law, several states and countries have passed laws to regulate its use.
Uses of Salvia:
Usually, people use this in different forms.
- Chew fresh leaves
- Drink their extracted juices.
- Dried leaves of this substance can also be smoked in the rolled cigarettes, vaporized and inhaled.
- It is also used in the form of injections.
When someone smokes this substance, it shows result within 2 minutes and sustains for 20 minutes.
Street names for salvia
It is not usually considered an illegal substance as other opiates but in some countries, this substance is considered harmful to use because it also falls in the category of Drugs.
Different names of Salvia in different countries are as follows:
Diviner’s sage, Maria Pastora, Ska Pastora, Hierba (yerba) Maria, Sally-D, Magic Mint, Shepherdess’s herb, Leaf of Prophecy, Lady Salvia, Lady Sally, Yerba de Maria, Sage of the seers, Purple sticky, Incense special.
Salvia is a hallucinogen, meaning it causes the user to see or feel things that aren’t really there. It may have long-term effects, effects are short lasting. These hallucinations and sensations are considered most likely fantasy thoughts, where Patient is not able to differentiate between the things which exist or not. Salvinorin changes the chemistry in the brain causing hallucinations where something seems real but it is not existing actually.
Psychological effects of Salvia:
- Uncontrol laughter
- Cartoon-like imagery
- Improved mood
- Confusing thoughts
- Sensations of motion
The most common side effects of salvia are:
Effects can occur in the form of potentially disturbing sensation “Spatio-temporal dislocation”
- Loss of memory
To date, there are no known hangover effects for salvia use once it has worn off. The drug also has a low addiction potential and not reported overdoses. However, the long-term effects of salvia are not known. Despite a low incidence of adverse side effects and is legal in many parts of the world, salvia cannot be considered a safe drug.
Although Salvia has very few physiological effects there are a few side effects that appear after taking the drug.
- Slurred speech
- Lack of coordination
- Difficulty concentrating
Because it is a mind-altering substance, it can use in the potential for the health of the human brain. It may use to treat the mental health issue, by considering its effects, Scientists believe that it may prove beneficial for developing a therapy to treat schizophrenia, dementia, and bipolar disorders. But a proper research is needed to conclude, whether it is useful to treat the effects of alcohol and drug for physiological health. It would not be the only opiate which is considered useful for the brain.
By injecting the drug in the form of a liquid, it becomes a part of your blood, which is frightenedly dangerous to deal.
Effects of injecting salvia:
By injecting it becomes a part of your blood, which destroy whole your body structure including Stomach, kidney, and heart.
It is observed that the patients who inject drugs are more likely to trap in these problems. Our body mechanism is based on our blood, blood having drugs in it, is a poison itself. Which is harmful to the body organs.
Signs of injecting:
When someone starts injecting the drug, the following effects may occur:
- Body Rashes
- Body Patches
- Blood thickness
- Consistent body pain
- Visual disappearance of veins
It is not harmful like other drugs but long-term use can lead to dependency. Dependency occurs if the body and brain get addicted to the opiate substance. Phycological dependency leads to physical imbalance, the patient may act strangely.