Welcome to Salvia.net, a site dedicated to a plant variously named Salvia divinorum, Ska Pastora, Diviner’s Mint, Sally-D and Lady Salvia. Though its psychoactive properties have been known to the Mexican Mazatec Indians for ages, it was relatively recent that the plant drew the attention of Western ethnobotanists, and even more recent (the early 90’s) that its active component, salvinorin A, was isolated. Salvinorin A turned out to be the strongest natural hallucinogen known to man.

Salvia Divinorum - Ska PastoraIn recent years salvia has become increasingly popular amongst explorers of alternative states of consciousness. Because salvia enjoyed a legal status for years, researchers had the opportunity to study the mechanisms of its effects and possible therapeutic applications. This website keeps you up to date on current research being conducted and its legal status around the world. Salvia.net also informs you about salvia’s history, its chemistry, how to grow the plant yourself, how to use salvia safely and effectively and invites you to share your personal experiences with this extraordinary hallucinogen.

The effects of salvia are overwhelming, especially when smoked. Because of this, one must carefully prepare oneself for the experience and have at least a general idea of what to expect. We invite you to browse this site before embarking on your salvia journey and hope it helps your first experience to be pleasant and meaningful.


Documentary on Salvia divinorum in crowdfunding

A young team of anthropologists and film makers led by Roberto López Mélinchon are working on a new ethnographic documentary, simply titled ‘Divinorum’.

Their aim is to uncover the mysterious world of Salvia divinorum, to show that the plant is much more than the image generated by its contemporary misuse around the rest of the world. To tell the story of this wonderful plant before it is unjustly criminalized by the Mexican government.