Salvia is a symbol of compassion and thoughtfulness.
Salvia divinorum, or the "Diviner's Sage," was used as an entheogen (literally "generating the divine within") by many Mesoamerican peoples, often in the form of either a tea or "quid," a rolled salvia leaf very similar to the chewed betel-nut wrap of Asia.
Biochemically, salvia is very unique in that it does not operate via the typical mechanism seen in other psychedelics such as magic mushrooms, mescaline or LSD; namely the dopamine and serotonin pathways. Its primary active constituent is salvinorin A. This article is a stub. Please help Symbolism Wiki by expanding it.