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Quantitative determination of salvinorin A, a natural hallucinogen with abuse liability, in Internet-available S. divinorum and endemic species of Salvia in Taiwan

Li, P-X; Li, Jih-Heng; Chen, S-H; Chang, H-C; McKetin, Rebecca


In recent years, recreational use of Salvia divinorum (Lamiaceae), a herbal drug that contains a hallucinogenic ingredient, salvinorin A, has become a new phenomenon among young drug users. In Taiwan, as in many other countries, dry leaves of S. divinorum and its related concentrated extract products are available via the Internet. Besides S. divinorum, there are many endemic Salvia species whose salvinorin A content is yet unknown. To understand the abuse liability of these products, the aim...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
DOI: 10.1016/j.jfda.2014.01.017


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