Oh Salvia, oh dear salvia.

photoSalvia Nr 1

I once knew a girl called Salvia
but not for long.
Her flowers trailing in Autumnal winds.
We loved for short but not for long
but so gloriously well while it lasted.

A stew begotten by this fragrant mixture making friends of mint and bay leaf is what makes it all worthwhile. I do hope dear readers will stay a while. Salvia has gotten to me and it might just have to run its course.

photoSalvia Nr2

From Wiki again.
“Subjective effects of salvia use have been described as intense but short-lived, appearing in less than 1 minute and lasting less than 30 minutes. They include psychedelic-like changes in visual perception, mood and body sensations, emotional swings, feelings of detachment, and a highly modified perception of external reality and the self, leading to a decreased ability to interact with one’s surroundings. This last effect has prompted concern about the dangers of driving under the influence of salvinorin”.

Can you believe it? People smoking my dear salvia, snorting it? Countries are now considering banning it. How did the world come to that the simple mint is now under suspicion?

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17 Responses to “Oh Salvia, oh dear salvia.”

  1. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    Be careful Gerard. You may be sent to rehab.


  2. bkpyett Says:

    I didn’t know this about salvia. I haven’t ever tried it! We have so many varieties. There is one with a pineapple scented leaf and I’ve been wondering whether to try it as a tea. Maybe not after your list of side effects.

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  3. gerard oosterman Says:

    I haven’t tried it either. I just like the name ‘salvia’. It flows so nicely, like a thought at dusk.

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  4. Andrew Says:

    I think there is a song: “Who is Salvia? What is she
    That all her swains commend her?”


  5. rod Says:

    This will be where the word ‘salvation’ comes from.


  6. thevenerable1 Says:

    That’s right: rub it in that I was wrong.
    [sob !]


  7. Lottie Nevin Says:

    That’s interesting. We’ve got lots and lots of mint here and in early spring when the new shoots start coming up, I drink gallons of mint tea. It’s very refreshing and soothing but I found myself having the weirdest dreams – now I can see the link!

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  8. Patti Kuche Says:

    Some things are worth letting go to your head!


  9. chris hunter Says:

    Intriguing, might have to look into it, if I don’t report back take it as a positive…


  10. Master of Something Yet Says:

    I knew a Sylvia. Perhaps she was the antidote.


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