Salvia Extract 20x
Salvia divinorum is a plant found in the Mazatec region of Mexico whose leaves contain Salvinorin A, which is an active ingredient that produces psychedelic effects. The plant has been historically used for divinatory and medicinal purposes and is used today as a legal smoking herb.
You can smoke or chew Salvia, but I find that smoking produces the strongest effects, which tend to fall in a range from mild to strong. Every user of Salvia needs to bear in mind that the effects of Salvia are different for every individual due to body chemistry, potency, dosage, smoking technique, setting and other factors.
This review is based on a 20x concentration of Salvia smoked in a pipe, without mixing other substances. The session typically lasts anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes and users generally experience the onset of the effects within the first minute. Once the Salvia kicks in, your perception of things around you change and your vision may blur. Your body feels relaxed and fluid with the surroundings. Many people experience a lack of coordination and altered perceptions.
The environment tends to vibrate, abstract shapes appear, objects repeat themselves, and patterns appear. In other words, your senses are heightened and you become sensitive to colors, shapes, sounds and texture. After several minutes into the session, one begins to laugh, often without any control. If you are accompanied by sitters or other users, like I did, you may experience feelings of sensuality. Your sense of touch changes as you feel other objects and even the people around you. What gives me great pleasure when using Salvia is the deep insight you gain about your own life and the universe you live in. One can say that a session with Salvia is an eye opening experience but one that also puts you in a better mood the rest of the day. With the altered perceptions and heightened senses, I am able to appreciate beauty.
The overall experience is relaxing and peaceful, but it is important to note that you may experience a milder or stronger session. It is possible, although not easy, to hallucinate after using Salvia. The peak of most sessions is after five minutes and the effects begin to ware off after fifteen to thirty minutes. The after effects typically last for about fifteen to twenty minutes.