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

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

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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 publicationNeuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationStimulants, Club and Dissociative Drugs, Hallucinogens, Steroids, Inhalants and International Aspects
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128002124
ISBN (Print)9780128003756
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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