Enzyme Immunoassay for Salvinorin A (a Main Component in Salvia divinorum)

Hiroyuki Tanaka, Madan Kumar Paudel, Osamu Shirota, Kaori Tabata, Setsuko Sekita, Satoshi Morimoto

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Abstract

The powerful psychoactive herb Salvia divinorum belongs to the Lamiaceae (mint) family and is used in traditional spiritual and curative treatments by the indigenous Mazatec people of southern Mexico. More recently, this plant and its extracts have been used recreationally, and this is now emerging as a social issue in the United States, Europe, Japan, and other countries. Thus, the sale of S. divinorum has become prohibited in several countries due to its psychoactive effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStimulants, Club and Dissociative Drugs, Hallucinogens, Steroids, Inhalants and International Aspects
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages749-756
Number of pages8
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780128003756
ISBN (Print)9780128002124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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