Effects of Salvia Divinorum
The effects of smoking salvia, and salvia side effects
The effects of salvia (salvinorin) may be different for different people, and of course you should never drive or operate heavy machinery while your under the influence of the salvia plant. Salvia Divinorum is an extremely powerful substance and you should read and learn as much about the herb and its effects as you can before using it. You should also only start with very small amounts until you know how the salvia will affect you. When used correctly, salvinorin can be a powerful tool for meditation and greater enlightenment. It can provide a profound state of awareness that can be helpful in meditation and self-reflection. After ingesting salvia, the effects will come very quick, in under sixty seconds. After that, the effects of salvia are only strong for 5-10 minutes before wearing off over the next hour.
The effects of salvia are unlike any drug, and honestly the effects of salvia only appeal to a small group of people. Most advocates of salvia are mature and of a philosophical and stable mindset. As with other substances, some people have a higher tolerance for salvia and require a higher dosage, while for other users it only takes a small amount to get the desired effects of salvia. Your salvinorin experience may also differ depending on what your mood is like at the time, and what kind of setting you are in when you use salvia.
Some users say the effects of salvia takes them on journeys to far off locations or places such as imagined planets, or meetings with strange people during a salvia experience. Many people feel as though they have communication with the spirit world or even had an out-of-body experience while using salvia divinorum.
Depending on how potent the salvia is and how large the dose is, the effects can provide anything from a mild experience to an extreme psychedelic high. Some salvia users claim to experience colorful visuals and imagery, feeling like time is standing still. The effects will gradually go away over the next 30-45 minutes, and will leave you with a mild marijuana kind of high. The entire experience will probably last no longer than one hour. After using salvia divinorum, people usually feel refreshed and re-focused. Some users do however report occasionally getting a light headache after smoking salvia. Those headaches are probably a result of sinus irritation due to the smoke, because just like tobacco, salvia smoke is probably not good for the lungs.