Salvia divinorum is a Mexican herb that has been used in shamanic practices among Mazatec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico, and possibly by other peoples before them for centuries.
But it can also be known as drug-teens pop star Miley Cyrus recently smoked and left it a little giggly?
Despite attempts Miley The grass has great potential as a medical drug. The ancient herb has been traditionally used by Mazatec Indians and other native cultures to problem solving, healing ceremonies and treatment of diseases such as diarrhea, rheumatism, headaches and anemia. Also known as ‘ska Maria Pastora’ , or the leaves of the Virgin Mary, the herb has also been linked to the psychoactive, with the possibility of working as an antidepressant.
Although initial research on anti-depressant qualities of Salvia are mostly anecdotal , recent research has shown that most patients who treat grass report reduced tens of quantitative measures of depression as well as lasting benefits. Many patients describe these benefits as improved mood, increased relaxation and self-awareness.
Some patients reported “psycho” is taking the herb, especially major ago with an intuitive vision and mysticism of the nature of all reported, although these results are rare.
What is Salvia divinorum?
Technically, it is a perennial herb of the mint family that is native to the Sierra Mazatec region of Mexico. It has large green leaves with hollow square stems and white flowers. The drug has been controlled in several states in the US since 2006 , but in most states, like California, it is only illegal to sell drugs to a person under 18 There is a lot of misinformation about the drug, particularly as result of celebrities like Miley Cyrus , which has led to some campaigning to make the illegal drug in their entirety, despite its clear potential medical value.
Using Salvia Divinorum?
traditional Mazatec would chew the leaves of the plant, but also can be drunk as juice. Some people smoke the leaves in a snuff or without using a water tube. Scientific evidence has shown that Salvia ( because more often called ) has a very low risk of abuse addiction without risk of toxic effects or overdose .
What are the real benefits?
Scientists have just begun to really focus on understanding real medicinal properties of the herb. In 2002, he was identified as a candidate for treatment pain , addiction, eating disorders, depression and even HIV. could also be useful in drug development psychiatric medications for diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and even Alzheimer’s disease. These findings are in part in one of the main ingredients of the herb, Salvinorin A, as well as a number of other researchers have discovered in the grass chemicals.
Studies continue to take place, with the last study of this year at Yale University reveals potential drug to treat addiction , along with evidence that the drug had reduced anxiety in animals of substances such as cocaine.
still needed further research to establish the true effects of Salvia divinorum -. Stay tuned for more updates on the wonder herb
By Charlotte H.