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S. divinorum in nature.
|Common names||Salvia, Sage of the Diviners, ska maría pastora, seer's sage, yerba de la pastora, Sally|
|Active constituents||Salvinorin A, Salvinorin B (in smaller quantities)|
Salvia divinorum (also called Diviner's Sage, Ska María Pastora, Seer's Sage, and Salvia) is a psychoactive plant in the Salvia genus. Its native habitat is within Cloud Forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico where it grows in shady and moist locations. The plant grows to over a meter high and has hollow square stems, large leaves, and occasional white flowers with violet calyxes. The main psychoactive compound in the plant is Salvinorin A, which can also be found in lower quantities in Salvia Recognita and Salvia Glutinosa.
Daniel Siebert has studied Salvia divinorum for over twenty years and was the first person to unequivocally identify (by human bioassays in 1993) Salvinorin A as the primary psychoactive substance of Salvia divinorum.
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