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Ott J. 
“Salvia divinorum Epling et JŠtiva Foglie della Pastora/ Leaves of the Shepherdess”. 
Eleusis. 1996 Apr-Jun 30;? (4).
Abstract
BOTANICAL OBSERVATIONS: The scientific name of the genus comes from Latin salvus = safe the specific name 'which means 'of the seers', refers to the curious use to which the plant is put by the Mazatec Indians', to wit, as a shamanic inebriant or entheogen in divination, especially of the causes of illness Efling & Jativa-M. 1962 Wasson 1962.
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