Salvia tincture is a 2.5:1 solution of salvia, alcohol and water. It is an alternative to chewing leaves (quidding). A 2.5:1 concentration means that 1 ml of this tincture contains about 2.5 grams of (dried) salvia leaves.
About 40% of the tincture consists of alcohol, but with normal use this is not enough to cause an intoxicating effect. The alcohol is added to guarantee the shelf life of the tincture.
To be effective, the tincture has to be held under the tongue. When the desired effect has been reached, or when half an hour has passed, you should swallow it or spit it out. To prevent a burning sensation from the added alcohol, dilute the preferred dose with a small amount of water.
With a tincture the effects generally start sooner and take shorter than when quidding dried leaves. They begin after 10 to 15 minutes and quickly develop to a plateau that lasts 20 to 40 minutes. The effects then gradually diminish over an additional 30 minutes to an hour.
We highly recommend you to read the official User’s Guide on how to use salvia safely and effectively.
This dosing table is derived from the table created by the Reddit community of /r/Salvia. It is based on trip reports and information from various reliable sources. We highly recommend you to stick to this table, especially if you are a beginning user. It is easy to overdose with salvia, leading to negative and dysphoric experiences. If you find the initial dose to be too mild, you can increase it gradually.
For the 2.5:1 tincture, we recommend you to use a graduated dropper for dosing. If you do not have one, you can measure it drop by drop. Note that there are different doses for using the tincture undiluted and diluted. This is because the dilution of tincture in water decreases its effectivity, which means that about 50% more is needed for an equal effect.
|Threshold||0.4 ml (8 drops)||0.6 ml (12 drops)|
|Light||1.6 ml (32 drops)||2.4 ml (48 drops)|
|Moderate||2.8 ml (56 drops)||4.2 ml (84 drops)|
|Strong||4 ml (80 drops)||6 ml (120 drops)|
|Uncomfortable||8 ml (160 drops)||12 ml (240 drops)|
This product is not suitable for pregnant women, people beneath the age of 18 years or people with mental problems. Consult you doctor about the use of this product if you are using medication or if you have allergies. Do not take part in traffic or work with machines within 24 hours after using this product. Stop using this product when you experience adverse effects. Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Keep out of reach of children.