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New Study Shows Salvia’s Anti-inflammatory effects

September 9, 2012 – New Study Shows Salvia Exerts Potent Anti-inflammatory Effects Recent research has shed light on some fascinating properties of the main active ingredient in Salvia divinorum, Salvinorin A. This so called ‘non-nitrogenous kappa opioid receptor (KOR) agonist’ has been shown to reduce acute pain and to exert potent antinflammatory effects. From the […]

September 9, 2012 Read More

How Does Salvia Divinorum Work?

July 19, 2012 – How Does Salvia Divinorum Work? We recently came across an article where the mechanism of Salvia is explained. It is based on the recent findings of researchers regarding the structure of the ‘salvia’ receptor. It also discusses the potential applications for battling addiction that were pointed out earlier in 2011 by […]

August 7, 2012 Read More

Thriller based on Salvia announced

June 6, 2012 Thriller based on Salvia announced Film production company Imedi Films has announced their latest production, titled ‘The Salvia Experiment’. It is currently in pre-production. From the press-release: The Salvia Experiment focuses on a remote lab, where six young psychology students will explore the effects of the most psychoactive plant ever discovered: Salvia […]

June 14, 2012 Read More

Scientists determine 3D structure of kappa opioid

March 20, 2012:Scientists determine 3D atomic structure of kappa opioid recepter In a recent study that was published in Nature magazine, researchers mention the active compound in Salvia divinorum, Salvinorin A. The study revealed more detailed information about the functioning of the kappa opioid receptor. Salvinorin A is a kappa opioid agonist, which means that […]

March 20, 2012 Read More

Salvia battling drug addiction?

Researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, are focussing on Salvia divinorum as part of their research into anti-addiction compounds that may ultimately form the basis of medications that help reduce cravings and prevent relapses for people addicted to stimulants such as cocaine or methamphetamine. The study is led by Dr Bronwyn Kivell, […]

January 17, 2012 Read More

Various “new” lectures by Terence McKenna online!

December 28, 2011: Various “new” lectures by Terence McKenna online! The late Terence McKenna was an author, lecturer and psychedelic explorer who took a great interest in the then recently discovered hallucinogenic compound Salvinorin A, the active component of Salvia Divinorum. You can find many of his very interesting and amusing lectures on YouTube and […]

December 28, 2011 Read More

Salvia remains legal in Texas (..for now)

For the third time in a row, a Texas lawmaker’s attempt to ban sales of Salvia divinorum did not make it at the Capitol. Rep. Charles Anderson, in an interview following the legislative session that ended May 30, said he will keep pressing for a ban in the future. “The one up side of all […]

June 16, 2011 Read More

The salvia ban wagon keeps on rolling

April 27, 2011: The salvia ban wagon keeps on rolling In the futile war on drugs, lawmakers throughout the world (but mostly in the US) are still trying to outlaw Salvia divinorum. Synthetic ‘bathsalths’ and synthetic cannabinoids are increasingly named in the same proposals to ban these substances. In Texas for instance, where a bill […]

April 27, 2011 Read More

Canada to ban salvia?

February 23, 2011: Canada to ban salvia? Currently listed as a ‘natural health product’, legislators in Canada are taking steps to ban salvia aka the ‘Miley Cyrus party drug’ (yes, this is the actual headline of an article) In an interview, Rebecca Ambrose, who sells Salvia in her Vancouver based store, is pretty spot on […]

February 23, 2011 Read More

Rumours and speculations surrounding Salvia

January 26, 2011:Rumours and speculations surrounding Salvia divinorum The Miley Cyrus bong ‘incident’, K2 and Jared Loughner. All have been associated with salvia divinorum in the media. However, these stories are all based on speculation. Did Miley actually smoke pot, but claimed it was salvia because of its legal status? K2: this smoking blend has […]

January 26, 2011 Read More
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