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Psychopharmacology of the Hallucinogenic Sage Salvia Divinorum (2005)

Psychopharmacology of the Hallucinogenic Sage Salvia Divinorum (2005)

  1. Jatelka
    Life Sciences 2005 Dec 22;78(5):527-31

    Prisinzano TE

    At present, the Mexican mint Salvia divinorum is an unregulated hallucinogen. This has resulted in various on-line botanical companies advertising and selling S. divinorum as a legal alternative to other regulated plant hallucinogens. It is predictable that its misuse will increase rapidly. The active ingredient in S. divinorum is the neoclerodane diterpene, salvinorin A (1a), which has been shown to be a kappa agonist both in vitro and in vivo. This review will cover the current state of research into the psychopharmacology of S. divinorum.