Sage Of The Diviners Overview
Part of the mint family, this species is native to Southern Mexico and Central and South America. It is thought to have been first noticed by the scientific community when Albert Hofmann, creator of LSD, went to Mexico after hearing stories of secretive groves where this sacred plant was being harvested for use in rituals. Growing to around 1 metre in height, this psychoactive plant can induce visions and other spiritual experiences when it is smoked, consumed as a tea or just by chewing. There are two common cultivars which are known to be distinct: the Bunnell strain and the Blosser or Palatable strain. There are other strains that are not as well documented, such as the Luna strain (possibly Bunnell) isolated from a Hawaiian patch of Salvia divinorum clones, featuring unusually serrated and rounded rather than ovate leaves. Salvia divinorum has been made illegal or its sale/distribution restricted in many countries around the world. It has also been placed amongst the most serious narcotics category, alongside heroin and cocaine.