Salvia divinorum

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Salvia divinorum
Salvia divinorum - Herba de Maria.jpg
S. divinorum in nature.
Taxonomical nomenclature
Kingdom Plantae
Unranked Angiosperms
Unranked Eudicots
Unranked Asterids
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Species S. divinorum
Common nomenclature
Common names Salvia, Sage of the Diviners, ska maría pastora, seer's sage, yerba de la pastora, Sally
Active constituents Salvinorin A, Salvinorin B (in smaller quantities)

Salvia divinorum (also called Diviner's Sage, Ska María Pastora, Seer's Sage, and Salvia) is a psychoactive plant in the Salvia genus. Its native habitat is within Cloud Forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico where it grows in shady and moist locations. The plant grows to over a meter high and has hollow square stems, large leaves, and occasional white flowers with violet calyxes. The main psychoactive compound in the plant is Salvinorin A, which can also be found in lower quantities in Salvia Recognita and Salvia Glutinosa.

A 2019 large-scale study found that ketamine, Salvia divinorum, and DMT (and other classical psychedelic substances) are linked to near-death experiences.[1]


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  1. Martial, C; Cassol, H; Charland-Verville, V; Pallavicini, C; Sanz, C; Zamberlan, F; Vivot, RM; Erowid, F; Erowid, E; Laureys, S; Greyson, B; Tagliazucchi, E (March 2019). "Neurochemical models of near-death experiences: A large-scale study based on the semantic similarity of written reports". Consciousness and cognition. 69: 52–69. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2019.01.011. PMID 30711788.