Salvia divinorum makes a beautiful potted herb, but it is not grown just for that reason, alone...

Salvia divinorumSalvia divinorum makes a beautiful houseplant, and it is grown just for that reason, but most people who grow this plant are only interested in its psychoactive effects. Under the right conditions, taken in the right way, Salvia produces a unique state of "divine inebriation." For hundreds of years, it has been used in religious and healing ceremonies by the Mazatec Indians, who live in the province of Oaxaca, in Mexico.

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Salvia divinorum can be rooted by planting cuttings directly in potting soil.

The history of Salvia divinorum is a mystery.

The following is commonly thought to be true of Salvia divinorum:

Like many entheogens, at sufficiently high doses Salvia can induce visions.

In many countries world wide Salvia divinorum is a legal plant. In the US Missouri, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Delaware are the only states prohibit its use. Salvia divinorum is legal in other states in the US. More states are rapidly being added to the "prohibited" list during each State Legislative Session.

As of this writing the Feds have not declared it a controlled substance, but they are "studying the herb." My guess is that it will not be long before they declare Salvia illegal.

Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, and South Korea are countries that have legislation making possession of Salvia divinorum illegal. Spain prohibits the sale of Salvia divinorum, but not possession or use. In Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Estonia, it is illegal to import Salvia divinorum without a relevant prescription from a doctor. It goes on and on; Additional information about Salvia's legal status, and pending legislation that might affect it, is available at: