Salvia Divinorum is a genus of Sage which is a member of the Lamiaceae family of plants (originally called Labiatae).  It also includes some common herbs as oregano, thyme and basil and many other ornamentals. Since Sages are part of the mint family, Salvia Divinorum is sometimes called as a mint or Mexican Mint due to its Mexican origin.

For ages mainly of the world’s civilizations have make the most of a variety of herbs to assist a divine connection. By tradition Salvia Divinorum is mainly used to initiate and facilitate shamanic practice by Mazatec Indians of the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico. They call it by a number of names, most commonly ‘Ska Maria Pastora’ or ‘leaves of the Virgin Mary, the Shepherdess’. Aside from being used as a tool for divination like finding lost objects, Salvia Divinorum is also used in healing rituals and for treating common ailments such as headaches, migraines, stomach upsets, constipation, diarrhea, colds, sore throats.

Interpreted, the biological name of Salvia Divinorum is “Sage of the Diviners” or “Diviners’ Sage” which is the literal term of method implied on how the Mazatec Indians of the Northern Mountains in Oaxaca, Mexico have utilized it for hundreds of years because of its ability to supply an experience which has been illustrated as a divine state of consciousness.

From the studies that have been done on Salvia Divinorum, it was found to have incredible benefit in the aid of many health problems.  Also, it is used to effectively lessen depression. A lot of other medical possibilities lay unexplored up till now.  Pharmaceutical companies are trying to produce a non-hallucinogenic version of Salvanorin A that contain psychotherapeutic compounds which could treat disorders portrayed by perceptual distortions such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, dementia and bipolar disorders. It is revealed that Salvia Divinorum is the sole source of Salvinorin A  which is also the only diterpenoid compound known to act at the kappa opioid receptors of the brain and possibly propose hope for use as an anaesthetic especially for those usually allergic to existing medicines.

Although the information related to Salvia – the legal hallucinogen is quiet constrained but this doesn’t stop people to venture the drug and taste its pleasures.