Salvia Divinorum may have Medical Benefits
Salvia Divinorum is a very popular for its psychedelic effects. Many people have a misconception that the Salvia Divinorum is in the same class of drugs as marijuana and cocaine. Therefore, they believe that Salvia Divinorum should be made illegal. Nothing could be further from the truth. Salvia Divinorum is entirely different from other plants and drugs. In fact some studies indicate that Salvia Divinorum can be used to free a person from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. In addition, new research is unlocking the untapped medical potential of Salvia Divinorum.
Speaking about the medical benefits of Salvia Divinorum, the professionals of Black Hat Botanicals said, “Various research studies indicate that Salvia Divinorum has great healing potential. Ongoing laboratory trials are showing that this miraculous herb could be a remedy for several diseases and mental disorders. Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, depression, insomnia, stress, indigestion, and chronic pain are some of the health issues that could one day be treated with the use of this herb, or its chemical constituents. Historically, Salvia Divinorum was widely used by the Mazatec Indians for centuries, who sought relief from rheumatism, anemia and headache.”
They added that, “With all this healing potential, it is unfortunate that Salvia Divinorum is being made illegal in certain states and countries." It is now well known that those who use Salvia Divinorum can experience visionary states of consciousness that some have called intense spiritual healing sessions. Salvia can be chewed, smoked or taken as tincture. When an individual uses Salvia, he can also experience uncontrollable and boisterous feelings of laughter. Taken in moderation, Salvia can be normalized as a "feel-good" drug, with effects similar to alcohol or nicotine.
Various researches are being conducted now to study the medical benefits of Salvia Divinorum. Scientists and professors from major American, European and Asian unversities, as well as private drug companies, are investigating the herb and its chemical components. Thomas Prisinzano, assistant professor of medicinal and natural products chemistry at the University of Iowa has said that, "You can give a rat free access to cocaine, give them free access to Salvinorin A, and they stop taking cocaine." Professor Bryan L. Roth, director of the National Institute on Mental Health’s Psychoactive Drug Screening Program, has said, "We think that drugs derived from the active ingredient could be useful for a range of diseases: Alzheimer’s, depression, schizophrenia, chronic pain and even AIDS or HIV." In addition, expert clinical pharmacologist John Mendelsohn's research has caused him to publicy delcare that "There may be some derivatives that could be made that would actually be active against cancer and HIV. At the present time, there are a lot of therapeutic targets that have many people excited." With so much excitement and interest in the medical research community about Salvia Divinorum, it is only a matter of time until novel, life-saving treatments are brought to market.
The future of Salvia Divinorum seems to be very promising in the field of medicine.
Michigan - March 23, 2009 ( www.MichiganPR.net )