Ethnopharmacology of ska María Pastora (Salvia divinorum, Epling and Játiva-M.).

  title={Ethnopharmacology of ska Mar{\'i}a Pastora (Salvia divinorum, Epling and J{\'a}tiva-M.).},
  author={Leander J. Valdes and J. L. Salom{\'o}n D{\'i}az and Alexandra Paul},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={7 3},

Salvia divinorum, Herb of Mary, the Shepherdess

The diterpene salvinorin A is the chemical responsible for the visionary effects of this species, which now enjoys limited use among "basement shamans" in the North as an entheogen similar to LSD and psilocybian mushrooms, and is sometimes cultivated for this reason.

The chemistry of Salvia divinorum

Salvinorin A (1a), a neoclerodane diterpenoid isolated from the plant, is a potent, selective agonist at the κ opioid receptor (KOR), and is the first non-nitrogenous opioid.

Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A: new pharmacologic findings.

  • D. Siebert
  • Medicine
    Journal of ethnopharmacology
  • 1994

The Use of Salvia divinorum from a Mazatec Perspective

This chapter will try to clarify the best ways to use Salvia divinorum for medicinal, psychotherapeutic, and inner exploration purposes.

From divination to madness: features of acute intoxication with Salvia use.

A case of an acute presentation of Salvia intoxication is reported and the use of novel compounds among abusers is not uncommon, physicians need to increase their awareness and recognition of these new substances.

Salvia divinorum: Clinical and Research Potential

Salvia divinorum is a perennial Mexican herb from the labiate (mint) family (Epling & Jativa, 1962) that has a history of use chiefly for the initiation and facilitation of shamanic practice among



Notes on the Present Status of Ololiuhqui and the Other Hallucinogens of Mexico

  • R. Wasson
  • Linguistics
    Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University
  • 1963
Picietl, peyotl, teonanacatl, and ololiuhqui these were the four great divinatory plants of Mexico at the time of the Conquest. We give the names in Nahuatl, the lingua franca of that time, spoken as

LSD, my problem child

Numerous accounts of the discovery of LSD have been published in English; none, unfortunately, have been completely accurate. Here, at last, the father of LSD details the history of his "problem

Handbook of Middle American Indians

Albert C. Spaulding, Program Director for Anthropology, National Science Foundation, reports the following 1960 grants for archaeological work made from the Office of Social Sciences. Out of 16

A New Species of Salvia from Mexico

The Natural Mind