In the first book dedicated to this subject, D.M. Turner discusses Salvia Divinorum's botany, history and use by Mazatec Indian shamans in Oaxaca; the discovery by western researchers and subsequent experiments that yielded Salvinorin A; methods for using both the extract and whole plant material, and descriptions of Salvia Divinorum's unique effects. Salvinorin A presents us with an entirely novel chemical structure for a psychedelic drug. It is the first psychedelic diterpene to be discovered, while nearly all other known psychedelic are alkaloids. Presented here are results of the early human experiments with Salvinorin A, many in the form of first-hand reports which give lucid descriptions of the bizarre and multi-faceted worlds of Salvia Divinorum.
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