10. Sage Of The Diviners
Salvia divinorum looks like any other normal plant. It’s in the mint family, in fact. But if you whacked this bad boy in a mojito, you’d be getting way more than you bargained for. This plant was traditionally used by the Mazatec people of Oaxaca, who believe it to be an incarnation of the Virgin Mary.
After some chewing or smoking, the plant causes a sudden onset of tingling, a loss of self-awareness, and the seeing or hearing of entities, which has been described as an overlapping of realities. Many people report a deep connection with nature and rapidly improved mood. More often than not, these little leaves can have pretty dire effects as well, causing a severe dysphoria and a total lack of human connection. Pretty crazy stuff for a little leaf.
What’s more interesting is the fact that it’s actually legal in some countries (though most make some effort to control it). The drug has become a YouTube sensation, and it’s not hard to find a good number of videos floating about in which teenagers generally make themselves look like idiots.