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PubMed paper - The pharmacological effects of Salvia species on the central nervous system

Identifier

011328

Type of Spiritual Experience

Near death
Out of body
Vision
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

From The pharmacological effects of Salvia species on the central nervous system -  Imanshahidi M, Hosseinzadeh H;  Pharmacodynamy and Toxicology Department, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran.

Salvia is an important genus consisting of about 900 species in the family Lamiaceae. …..In this review, the pharmacological effects of Salvia species on the central nervous system will be reviewed. These include sedative and hypnotic, hallucinogenic, skeletal muscle relaxant, analgesic, memory enhancing, anticonvulsant, neuroprotective and antiparkinsonian activity, as well as the inhibition of ethanol and morphine withdrawal syndrome.

………………  , when smoked (in a manner similar to free base cocaine), the compound is effective in doses of 200–500 μg and produces visions that last from 30 min to an hour or two, while doses over 2 mg are effective for much longer. At doses greater than 500 μg the subject is often no longer aware of their surroundings and may enter an uncontrollable delirium. This compound is the most potent naturally occurring hallucinogen thus far isolated

PMID: 16619340

The source of the experience

PubMed

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Salvia divinorum

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