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Salvia divinorum
Bits & Pieces
by Erowid

The "Bits & Pieces" section is intended for random snippets of information which don't fit
easily elsewhere and/or which have been newly added, but not yet carefully categorized.


  • Salvia divinorum gravity
    When smoked, it is not uncommon for Salvia divinorum to produce a very physical sensation of pressure on the body. This is a relatively unique effect of S. divinorum. Described variously as a pulling or pushing of the body in a particular direction, some people find themselves pinned to the floor for the duration of their experience. One user described it as "Salvia gravity".

  • Many people find effects difficult to achieve
    For whatever reason, some people find it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to achieve effects with Salvia divinorum. It is not clear at this time whether this is primarily the result of differing body chemistry, smoking techniques, material, or some other factor.

  • Some people find combining with Cannabis more effective
    Some people report that they are unable to achieve any significant effects with Salvia divinorum (even 10x extract) unless they use it on top of a solid base of smoked Cannabis.

  • "Salvia Horror Story" news report commentary #
    In 2008, a story about a young woman who smoked Salvia divinorum and was treated for psychotic symptoms. See http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/A-Salvia-divinorum-horror-story-3186276.php. A couple of medical professionals have contacted Erowid in the years following pointing out that the lasting problems could have been a result of neuroleptic malignant syndrome caused by the treatment of the woman with antipsychotic medications rather than caused by the initial smoking of salvia divinorum.

  • Air Roots
    In high humidity, Salvia divinorum plants can put out air roots (roots growing above the surface of the soil).