Hallucinogenic drugs have played an important part in the history of many civilizations. Far from the bad reputation they suffer from today, hallucinogenics were used by people hoping to get in touch with their spiritual side. Shamans, healers and religious followers have all used hallucinogenics – natural or man-made – to help in their quest.

It is with this origin in mind that we consider lowly Salvia Divinorum. Salvia has been recognized for its hallucinogenic properties for many hundreds of years, with American Indians regularly chewing the leaves to help with their spirituality.

More commonly known as Diviner’s Sage, Salvia Divinorum is related to the mint and sage families as is known to have been used by the Mazatec shamans in Mexico.

Buying Salvia today is still, in most countries and most American states, entirely legal. Salvia can be smoked or chewed. Reputable sellers can be found online at sites like salviadragon.com.