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Doctor insights on: Salvia Divinorum

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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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Where can I buy salvia divinorum?

Where can I buy salvia divinorum?

?: Since this is a psychoactive, mood altering plant, I do not know if it is legal. Check with the D.E.A. or look on their website. ...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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Can salvia cause depersonalization?

Can salvia cause depersonalization?

Yes: The administration of a hallucinogen such as salvia could cause depersonalizations in susceptible individuals. Stay safe! ...Read more

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

Don't do it!!!!!: Why take/do snuff in 1st place? You're trading one type of cancer risk for another. There's absolutely no health benefit to tobacco in any form, smokeless or otherwise. Just b/c it's natural doesn't make it good for you! Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/questionsaboutsmokingtobaccoandhealth/questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-smokeless-alt ...Read more

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Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more

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Does coca-cola contain cancer causing chemicals?

Does coca-cola contain cancer causing chemicals?

I am: 100% sure it does, probably you will never get coca cola to admit it. Do not drink that stuff. ...Read more

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What could result from accidental datura stramonium seeds ingestion?

What could result from accidental datura stramonium seeds ingestion?

Hard to pee, red ski: May tighten up the bladder and make the skin turn red, can cause hallucinations ...Read more

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Whats ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

Whats ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

Ephedra>>cordifolia: Ephedra sinica, has a total alkaloid content of 1–3% by dry weight. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) constitutes 40–90% of the alkaloid content(wikipedia entry). Natural sources of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) are no longer used to make pseudoephedrine, because synthetic processes are cheaper. Ephedra must have a lot more Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) than sida cordifolia, because it was only source used commercially before synthetics were available. ...Read more

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Is saccharine (sweet taste) in toothpaste carcinogenic?

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Weigh out: You need to weigh out all the pros, cons, risks and benefits, because there are so many things that are carcinogenic. Talk to your dentist about the ingredients in your toothpaste before making a final decision. ...Read more

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Do psychedelic mushrooms cause brain bleeds?

Do psychedelic mushrooms cause brain bleeds?

Urban legend: That is an urban legend. No scientific evidence is out there suggesting a correlation. ...Read more

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Are there any ?Legal hallucinogens or? Psychedelics?

Are there any ?Legal hallucinogens or? Psychedelics?

Nope: Unless you find naturally growing peyote. Even then, it may be illegal to have. It is certainly illegal to sell. ...Read more

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Does smoke from marijuana vaporizers contain carcinogens?

Does smoke from marijuana vaporizers contain carcinogens?

Yes but not problem: Yes but does not cause increase in cancer, even smoked heavily in joints chronically. ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Possible: In terms of airborne allergens one would not expect this to be a cause of allergy. Certainly one could see an irritant or contact dermatitis from any plant. ...Read more

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Will smoking damiana leaf produce a high?

Will smoking damiana leaf produce a high?

Not known. : Most pot heads don't think it produces a high. Ancient mexicans mixed it with tequila for the first margarita, & thought of it as an aphrodisiac. They didn't smoke it though, it was brewed in teas and mixed with sugar or liquor. Damiana is illegal in lousiana. ...Read more

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What drug is the most dangerous: lsd, ecstasy, or shrooms? Why?

Hallucinogens: I do not recommend taking any of these! LSD and ecstasy are def bad, as u don't know what is in there! While mushrooms may be "natural," I wouldn't want to risk having a 'bad trip.' Do you really need to do that? ...Read more