Salvia Divinorum: A treatment option for Depression

Depression and mental illness are two worrisome medical conditions that often leave sufferers in a state of psychological and/or emotional breakdown. As such, it is highly valuable to find a treatment option that will enhance the healing process of anyone suffering from any of these illnesses. While there are a number of drugs with anti-depressant properties, we will like to look at a unique treatment option for treating mental illness and depression. This is where Salvia Divinorum gets a mention.

Salvia Divinorum which is also known as ‘sage of diviners’, is a plant species that has been used across different areas of medicine. The plant has psychoactive properties which means it could trigger some (unusual) responses upon usage – either through smoking, chewing or infusion. Although toxicology reports on the plants remain sketchy, Salvia Divinorum’s use has been banned in certain countries. Nonetheless, the plant remains a viable alternative drug for treating mental illness and depressions.

What makes Salvia Divinorum efficient for treating depression and mental illness?

Salvia Divinorum’s psychoactive property is traced to the present off its active ingredient which is known as ‘diterpene Salvinorin A’. This kappa opioid coupled with endocannabinoid makes Salvinorin A quite effective for creating a healthy mood. Unlike the other psychoactive substances that act via the serotoninergic pathways, salvia is more specific in action as its active ingredient targets the kappa-opioid receptor agonist. Furthermore, with the increase in extracellular dopamine as induced by Salvinorin A, an anti-depressive effect is generated, checck here to know where to buy salvia divinorum online.

However, in respect to using it to treat mental illness, researchers have called for some degree of caution to be exercised. This is because, Salvia Divinorum, being hallucinogenic in nature could shoot up the psychotic reaction from patients battling with mental diseases. Some of the side effects that might be observed with Salvia Divinorum include [but not limited]: quasi-dream experiences, uncontrollable laughter, distorted vision, distortion of time and space and loquaciousness.