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What are the effects of salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

What are the effects of salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum contains the extremely potent, non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred & slow speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, & blunted affect. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read more

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What causes salvia divinorum to give some people good or bad "trips"? I had a frightening one & haven't touched salvia since.

What causes salvia divinorum to give some people good or bad "trips"?  I had a frightening one & haven't touched salvia since.

No human studies: Salvia divinorum has no human studies of its therapeutic effects. It does cause hallucinations. Its main active ingredient (salvinorin a) has been compared to lsd, which can also cause "bad trips." salvinorin a is also a kappa-opioid agonist that can cause depressive reactions in rats. It can also cause strong depersonalization, which some find very uncomfortable. These effects can persist. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will my x45 salvia divinorum trip last?

Can someone tell me how long will my x45 salvia divinorum trip last?

It depends: It depends on how the salvia is used. Smoking makes the effects begin quickly, last for a few minutes, and then dissipate over 20-30 min. Using tinctures creates effects in 10-15 min, peaking and lasting for 20-40 min. They then taper over 30-60 min. It's not a "party" drug, and may induce visions & loss of awareness of having a body. Have a sober sitter with you, and do not drive. ...Read more

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What are the results of smoking salvia with high blood pressure?

What are the results of smoking salvia with high blood pressure?

It may lower it: there are reports that Salvia divinorum may actually lower elevated blood pressure, but this is by no means certain and involved only case reports of a small number of patients. Smoking cigarettes, however, will ELEVATE blood pressure further. The best initial way to deal with elevated blood pressure, if mild or moderate, is weight loss, reduction of salt in diet, exercise and stress reduction. ...Read more

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How can salvia divinorum work?

How can  salvia divinorum work?

Via dopamine : Salvia contains an active compound called salvinorin which causes psychedelic hallucinogenic effects by working on Dopamine (d2) receptors in the brain. ...Read more

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Where can you buy salvia/datura seeds?

Where can you buy salvia/datura seeds?

Why do you want to know?: If you are seeking some sort of psychedelic experience, i can understand why you might want to locate salvia. I am not inclined, however, to try to help you discover a way to have hallucinations. I instead recommend vipassana meditation as an alternative that in my opinion is much less dangerous and much more potentially beneficial. Ref: http://www.Creativebalance.Com/vipmed.Html. May your journey be safe. ...Read more

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What are uses for salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

What are uses for salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read more

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Could hallucinogenic drugs kill me?

Could hallucinogenic drugs kill me?

That is possible: Encourage you not to use hallucinogenic drugs. Could provide a more specific response if you advised of specific hallucinogens. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of hallucinogenic drugs?

What are the long term side effects of hallucinogenic drugs?

Depends on the drug: Some hallucinogenic drugs such as lsd can produce flashback symptoms (hallucinogen persisting perception disorder) for months or years after ingestion. This may or may not be interspersed with normal behavior. Marijuana is also regarded as a hallucinogenic drug, and may cause persistent psychosis as well as learning, memory, and behavior problems long after the use has stopped. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a drug free life?

How can I deal with a drug free life?

Don't go back: One thing you want to make sure is not to go back to a drug dependent one. Join a church, support group, da meeting or another "positively charged" group of people where you can get support. Get a job, go to school, discover spirituality and your life will become meaningful. ...Read more

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