Banning 'magic mint' could slow research

November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p782
Academic Journal
The article reports that the ban of salvia divinorum, a plant from mint family can affect researchers in their research. Smoking of salvia divinorum can lead people to hallucinogenic journeys. As such, it was banned in many countries. The researchers believe that the plant may prove useful in treating mental illness and the herb is not addictive. Salvia divinorum has been used in Mexico and the folk healers chew the leaves to produce mild hallucinations which provided spiritual guidance.


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