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Friday, February 10, 2023

What are the risks associated with Salvia Divinorum?

Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive plant that has been used for traditional spiritual and healing purposes by the Mazatec people of Mexico. The active ingredient in salvia, salvinorin A, can produce intense and potentially dangerous effects when consumed. Here are some of the risks associated with salvia use:

  1. Hallucinations: Salvia can cause intense, vivid hallucinations that can last several minutes and disorient the user. These hallucinations can be frightening and potentially dangerous, particularly if the user is driving or operating heavy machinery.

  2. Physical side effects: Salvia use can also cause physical side effects such as dizziness, nausea, and loss of coordination.

  3. Psychological distress: Salvia can trigger anxiety, paranoia, and other psychological distress, particularly in individuals with a history of mental health issues.

  4. Addiction: There is some evidence to suggest that salvia use can lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms, although more research is needed to fully understand its addictive potential.

  5. Interactions with other drugs: Salvia can interact with other drugs and medications, potentially enhancing or reducing their effects.

  6. Legal issues: Salvia is illegal in many countries and states, and possession or use of the drug can result in legal consequences.

It's important to note that the effects of salvia can vary greatly depending on the dose and the individual. It's also important to only use salvia under the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider, as well as to avoid using it in combination with other drugs or alcohol.

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