What Do Native Americans of the United States Call Salvia Divinorum?

Question by sally t: what do native americans of the united states call salvia divinorum?
The shamans sometimes use s. divinorum in their pipe ceremonies, and they have a very long word for the herb, which for the life of me, I cannot remember

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Answer by John Chalinder MT USA GMT -7
Salvia Divinorum is another name for sage.

Salvia is also called Diviner’s Sage, Maria Pastoria, Sage of the Seers, or simply Salvia. It is a powerful psychactive herb; a member of the sage genus and the mint family. Salvia divinorum can be chewed or smoked to produce experiences ranging from uncontrollable laughter to much more intense and profoundly altered states. The duration is much shorter than for some other more well known psychedelics; – the effects of smoked Salvia typically lasting for only a few minutes. The most commonly reported after-effects include an increased feeling of insight and improved mood, and a sense of calmness and increased sense of connection with nature, though much less often it may also cause dysphoria (unpleasant or uncomfortable mood). Salvia divinorum is not generally understood to be toxic or addictive. As a ?-opioid agonist, it may have potential as an analgesic and as therapy for drug addictions.

Salvia divinorum remains legal in most countries and, within the United States, legal in the majority of States. However, some have called for its prohibition. Most proposed bills have not made it into law, with motions having been voted down in committee, failed, died or otherwise stalled. Other more recent bills are as yet still at early proposal stage. There haven’t been any publicised prosecutions of anti-Salvia laws in the few countries and States where it has been made illegal.

NEWS: SALVIA BANNED from Missouri and Scheduled to be Outlawed from 25 Other States in 2008 – Get it While You Still Can! Naturally, anything this good will be outlawed… the great prescription drug industry doesn’t want anyone using any substance that cannot be patented and priced for profit. And you cannot patent any chemical that occurs in natural form.

And, since it is being banned, I must make the following disclaimer: I do not advocate, encourage or suggest that you should use this substance in any way that may be illegal. This information is presented strictly for informational purposes only.

Be sure to read all of this Wiki entry, as there are a lot of interesting facts, including the history of the plant, methods of use.

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