The long-term effects of salvia have not been studied, but experiencing a hallucination or a psychotic episode during simple, everyday activities, like driving or swimming, can become fatally dangerous.
People who abuse salvia generally experience hallucinations or episodes that mimic psychosis, meaning a complete loss of contact with reality. In this state of mind, users may experience a loss of coordination, feel anxious and dizzy, numbness, memory loss and nausea.
Salvia divinorum is an herb in the mint family that, when ingested or smoked, can cause hallucinogenic effects. Hallucinogens like salvia divinorum make it difficult to distinguish between fantasy and reality. It can cause users to see, feel and hear things that don’t exist.
AKA: SHEPHERDESS' HERB, SEER'S SAGE, MAGIC MINT
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drug Facts: Salvia.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Drugs of Abuse: Salvia Divinorum.