Salvia divinorum, Ska Pastora, Diviner's Mint, Sally-D and Lady Salvia. Though its psychoactive properties have been known to the Mexican Mazatec Indians for ages, it was relatively recent that the plant drew the attention of Western ethnobotanists, and even more recent (the early 90's) that its active component, salvinorin A, was isolated. Salvinorin A turned out to be the strongest natural hallucinogen known to man. Salvia divinorum (popularly known by its genus name Salvia) is a psychoactive plant which can induce dissociative effects. The species name, Divinorum, was given because of its traditional use in divination and healing—it literally translates to "diviner's sage" or "seer's sage".Salvia Plants:
Are the living Salvia Divinorum plants. You can find growers guides on the internet and sooner or later, we'll put together a nice video to help you. They grow over a meter high, are native to certain areas of the Sierra Mazateca region in Mexico, and can be progated over most of North America/ the world. Interesting to note that "Although isolated strands of Salvia divinorum exist, these are thought to have been purposely created and tended by the Mazatec people."
Basically saying, this plant was purposefully breed by the Mazatec people for their use.
Modern methods of ingestion include smoking or chewing the leaf, or using a tincture, as described in the following sections.