Salvia is another hallucinogen that has been used in ceremonies and rituals for its medicinal properties. The Mazatec people in Mexico have a long history with this drug. For them, it is also a highly religious experience to engage with salvia. However, salvia can be one of the most terrifying hallucinogens out there. According to Vice, this substance is known as an "atypical psychedelic" that can even cause problems for the most experienced drug users. Make no mistake, there is no such thing as an easy trip with salvia.
Part of what makes salvia so unique among psychedelics is that it crosses the senses, a condition known as synesthesia. For substances like LSD, synesthesia usually consists of the well-known side effect of "seeing music" or "hearing colors." For salvia, the synesthesia is quite different and much more intense. It confuses sight with touch. For example, if you hallucinate that you see a bunch of bugs, you will feel like they are in or on you. Salvia is also one of the most difficult psychedelics to experience because it can lead you down a dark, introspective path or even make you feel like you're crossing over into different dimensions. Oddly enough, though, this one is federally legal. Because that makes sense.