TITLE

Banning 'magic mint' could slow research

PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p782
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
45520124

 

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