Is Salvia Like Weed? The Craziest Salvia Trips That Will Make You Never Confuse The Two Again

by Lauren Martin

Anyone who has ever tried salvia knows it's not to be taken lightly. While it is generally categorized with the weed family, it is in fact derived from the mint leaf family; most commonly as a sage plant. The name itself derives from Latin origins meaning "to feel well, healthy, to heal." While it has seemingly innocent roots (no pun intended), salvia is known to produce hallucinogenic experiences, commonly referred by the common man as "tripping balls".  However, unlike acid, shrooms, or some of the more hardcore hallucinegons out there, salvia is known to be realtively harmless because the trips do not last for longer than a few minutes. According to Drug Facts,

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.

While salvia may not produce long trips you know from your own experience, or that of your friends, that's it's the wildest few minutes you will ever have in your life. Many a dangerous and disturbing things can happen in those few minutes and it should no longer be taken so lightly. These videos should be a testimate that salvia is not something to be taken lightly and can produce some disturbing and dangerous effects. So in warning of the seemingly innocent herb, here's a list of the top salvia trips on YouTube.

The Classic: Jumping Out The Second Story Window

Clearly this couple needs to find another hobby together before one of them dies.

 The Noob: Something's On Me!

It's nice to know when you're tripping balls you have sober friends around to tell you there's not something on you. However, it's probably not great friends when they make you take salvia to watch you bug out.

The Creature: If You're Gonna Drool, Make Sure Your Boyfriend Isn't There

This might be the video that officially turns you off of the drug. Girl looks possessed and it's not a pretty sight.

That Crazy B*tch: The Girl Who Tries To Be Cool But Can't Handle It

If only this kid's battery didn't die... she definitely body rocked that door.

Holiday Hallucinations: All These Girls Want For Christmas Is A Good Old Fashion Trip

They give a new definition to holiday festivities.

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