Customer Testimonials

Unsolicited comments from customers of Sage Wisdom Botanicals

The Salvia divinorum Research and Information Center
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Daniel Siebert

Please note that the statements below have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The products mentioned in these testimonials are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

I wanted to share with you an amazing experience I just had with your Salvia tincture! I was curious to see what effects a low dose would have on my ability to concentrate on a mental task. So I took one dropper of the tincture diluted with a dropper of hot water. After waiting until I could feel the Salvia's effects, I started listening to a Pimsleur advanced audio French lesson. (I've been studying French for several months now.)

To my surprise, the Salvia made the French significantly easier to understand than it normally is for me. I could hear all the individual syllables of rapidly spoken sentences that ordinarily are very difficult for my brain to process. It was as if a mental fog had lifted, allowing me to much more easily hear and understand the spoken words. I think the adult human brain has a natural tendency to filter out foreign languages as irrelevant noise, which is probably the main reason it's so hard for adults to learn new languages. The Salvia seemed to deactivate that mental filter, allowing me to hear the language in a manner much closer to how native speakers probably hear it.

It also greatly increased my ability to focus on the French language in the lesson and experience its beauty. Rather than being a tedious chore, listening to the lesson felt more like enjoying a beautiful poem or a musical composition. I was able to devote all my attention to the lesson, without being distracted by irrelevant thoughts.

I think Salvia could have great potential for improving the ability of people to acquire new knowledge and mental skills.


I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your website and Sage Goddess Emerald Essence. You website is an incredibly excellent information source, and I've had some of the most beautiful and profoundly-inspiring psychedelic experiences of my life with your ingeniously-crafted, sublingual potion. Thank you so much for this!

Best Wishes,
David in California

You may recall filling an order for me about a month ago for the SD tincture. I received and have read the tri-fold you mailed along with the SD User's Guide & FAQs posted on the Sagewisdom site. The information you have provided is comprehensive, accurate and fascinating. I've used the tincture on two occasions since receiving it and found it to be convenient, easy to use and of a potency that I hadn't expected. The combination of thoughfully articulated instructions along with a very high quality product was instrumental in setting the tone for and triggering powerful healing experiences. You are to be commended for your artisanship. A heartfelt thanks to you and keep up the good work.

Bright Blessings

I've been a customer of yours for a while now and just want to thank you... at one time or another the kratom and salvia have been incredibly helpful. I'm just getting over a long-running and really difficult sinus infection and in the times of greatest pain the only thing that's been of any use has been the kratom...absolutely amazing. I don't know how I would have made it otherwise... the NSAIDs wouldn't work and I was going days at a time without sleep from the pain with no mercy from the doctors.


I just wanted you to know how incredibly grateful I am that I found you!

I was taking 40 mg of oxycodone a day, and realizing I was addicted, decided to quit. Your Kratom arrived on day 9 of a horrendous withdrawal. I started taking 1/4 tsp of Kratom every morning, and it's enough to knock the pain back to manageable levels for most of the day! It also kicked the end of my withdrawal. The best part? If I miss my morning dose and take it later, I don't suffer ill effects.

So I thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope against hope you'll stay around, because eventually I'll need more. What a goddess-send you are!

With all good wishes,

I discovered kratom almost three years ago, and have been using it ever since to control the symptoms of severe restless leg syndrome. Iím a 71-year-old woman, and before finding kratom I couldnít take plane flights to visit my grandchildren, or sleep longer than two or three hours at night. Kratom gave me back my life. I donít understand the push to make it illegal. Kratom doesnít even seem to be dangerous. The only thing I feel when I take it is a blessed relief from the squirmy, torturous feeling of severe restless leg syndrome. The weird thing is that the prescription drugs prescribed for severe RLS (Usually the dopamine agonist drugs) really ARE dangerous. Their side effects are scary (obsessive compulsive behaviors like gambling, nausea, and the showstopper: the RLS eventually gets worse and the drugs no longer work. They call it augmentation). So thank you. I really hope it remains legal. I donít want to be the grandmother standing out on street corners looking for kratom drug dealers.


I'm using the kratom as a substitute for narcotics for rheumatoid arthritis and chronic low back pain. It's the only thing that gets me through my day at work.

Thanks very much,

Thank you for all the research you do! One thing people in pain feel like they do NOT have is control over their lives, and you offer another choice. Whether it will help or not is probably as unique an answer as each individual; however, it is empowering to know there is something besides a prescription pain pill to choose from.

-kratom customer

I tried a small dose of the Emerald Essence (just one dropper-full). It was actually very nice. A very pleasant way to begin my evening meditation. This is a great thing, for someone like me who meditates daily, as it cuts down the time it takes to quiet the mind and enter introspective mindful meditation.


I have just read your website on Salvia Divinorum. I think it is wonderful. I would like to tell you about a couple other effects this herb has had for me.

I have chronic arthritis in both knees, have been diagnosed with ADHD, and used to get regular migraines. The use of this herb has helped me out with all of the problems I had. Previously, I was addicted to pain killers to the point where I was purchasing them online for big bucks. I was taking about 10 tramadol's a day. I was also smoking marijuana on a regular basis.

I was introduced to salvia about a year ago by a good friend of mine, and since then I have been clean of marijuana, as well as taken off of my ADHD meds, and only need the pain meds on occasion (I have not had to purchase any online, and my prescription lasts me about two months now).

I just wanted to thank you, and commend you on taking a stand for something you believe in.

Thank you,

I wanted to let you know I am in LOVE with your Kratom!!! It is fantastic... One big cup and Migraine... GONE! Nausea... GONE! Energy... Full Speed Ahead!!! :) Please keep this in stock! I also shared with a co worker. In all honesty, when I shared mine with him he was like a work horse!!! I've never seen him so willing to do whatever I needed! We joked that I should provide free tea and everyone would be happy to work! LOL

I just wanted to share my experience with your wonderful product and let you know you are my HERO!!! Thank you! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

Warm Regards,

I do not normally write to a company (or individual) about a product, but my experience with Emerald Essence was just so unexpected that I had to write. I am a busy professional and have been trying to find ways to "de-stress" over the last couple years. I do exercise frequently and that helps immensely, but sometimes I found I was still very anxious and worried, and unable to sleep. I have tried Kava kava and Valerian, but not with a great deal of success. So I was quite skeptical when I started reading about "Diviners Sage." But I thought I would give it a try and ordered a bottle. I took 4 droppers (diluted) in the early evening. The Emerald Essence COMPLETELY relaxed me and I had a very restful night of sleep. But it was the next day that astounded me. I felt so at peace with everyone and myself. NOTHING could upset me - bad traffic, agressive people, busy schedule, etc. It was like I was IMMUNE to stress! I felt very sociable too, and was chatting up everyone! My thought processes were clear - I was not foggy at all. It was more than I could have hoped for. I am very grateful you have introduced this product to the public, and I plan on purchasing more soon. Well done!


I wanted to write you concerning SAGE GODDESS EMERALD ESSENCE. I have bought various other products that have made claims of being genuine. I must say that your product is the only one that ever delivered. It's quality is top notch and it is beautifully crafted. I consider it to be an etheogenical work of art. You have made a loyal customer. I would also like to thank you for all your contributions to the etheogen community. My best wishes to you and the Salvia Divinorum Research Center.

Thank you

I would like to thank you for your professional fulfillment and shipment of my order. Salvia is like something I've been searching for my whole life, and it exceeds any expectations.


First I want to thank you for what you do. I am a 38 yr old male who was diagnosed with a neuro muscular disease called myasthenia gravis. The disease causes acute muscle weekness. My issues are mostly with the muscles in my eye. It causes my eyelid to droop and I see double. I used salvia many years ago, and the first of many things I noticed was after a low dose, my eyelid was opened. I have had to be on a very high dose of prednisone and other immunosuppresents to help my nerve to muscle junction work well enouigh for me to see and function. These medicince have caused so many problems. Salvia has somehow positively affected my neuromuscular disease. I am planning on trying the sublingual very soon. I just wanted to say thank you. This medicince has really helped me...professors of neurology and many other doctors have not given me the relief you have allowed me. Thank You.


I just got my package of Emerald Essence in the mail and tried a "medium" dose. Let me tell was one of the most profound, psychologically refreshing experiences of my life. It did not dissapoint and I found it much more valuable than the smoked Salvia divinorum I have done in the past. Thank you for creating/selling this. I hope you have a happy new year...I know I will.


Your Sage Goddess Emerald Essence is great.† One low-dose session in conjunction with a sound-and-light machine had tremendous transformational effects. My intention†is to start out by using†the tincture in low doses for†basic purification and balancing, what I might call emotional-bioenergetic balancing and integration of the psycho-physical vehicle, and your product works like a charm.† It felt like my auric-bioenergetic field was being purified and balanced. I am convinced from the results†that salvia divinorum combines medicinal, psycho-theraputic, bioenergetic and spiritual healing properties.† I feel a definite increase in mental clarity, emotional well-being and overall psychophysical rejuvenation...from just one session. I am convinced that people are making a mistake in smoking 10x or higher leaves and rocketing into non-local hyperspace without first purifying, healing and learning from low-dose oral sessions.† My one experience of smoking†10x (second salvia experience; the first was smoking†1x)†conclusively convinced me that such high-intensity experiences should only be undertaken after one is firmly grounded in what we might call the Sage Goddess' Teaching Program, a long-term program approached with humility, reverence and deep appreciation. I will be ordering more.† Thank-you for making this very pure, high-quality product available.

Regards, Joseph

Remarkable journey. Count us as regular customers...Thanks for a GREAT product (Emerald Essence). I'm an artist and I painted like a wizard after using this.

Silver Lake, New Hampshire

I would like to congratulate you. The extra strength extract is one of the most reliable and efficient methods of ingesting salvia have come across.


I was very impressed with this visionary elixer. It's an exceptional work of Alchemy from the plant kingdom. It should prove to be a valuable tool for many.

Thanks, James

Your site has been the most informative and, we have found, accurate with regard to portrayal of salvia and the experience. We appreciate your attitude toward salvia as it is quite appropriate given the properties of salvia. In addition to its euphoric/hallucinatory properties, my husband wanted me to share with you the fact that he has experienced a VERY unanticipated side effect of salvia--HEALTH! He has been plagued by body aches, back aches, and digestive problems/IBS for years. Since we have begun using salvia, he has experienced NONE of these issues. It is almost unbelievable.


I think you've really made a real breakthrough with your Emerald Essence. I've just been trying it at mild levels and found that, if taken an hour or so before I go to sleep, I can sleep through the night without waking (as I usually do), and in profound relaxation. My dreams seem also to be of longer duration, and of more detail and complexity.


Hey, has anyone told you lately - you're the greatest? Because you are - this is surely changing my life in a very positive manner- thanks!


I just wanted to confirm receiving the great product (Sage Goddess Emerald Essence). Wow incredible! Thanks for your service to free America. I look forward to being a customer in the future.


Really enjoying the essence. You have created a real masterpiece.


I have concentration problems, so it is difficult for me to meditate. I use prescription medication for it, but it has terrible side effects. I bought your product (Emerald Essence), and I was able to meditate and think clearer. I will definitely buy this product again. Thank you very much!

-N.D., New York

I received the parcel on Saturday. My god, I can't wait to share my experiences with you. I will send you another email. Salvia is beautiful. That's all i have to say for now. Take care, and Thanks SO much for making this extroardinary mint available.


First of all, thank you very much for the salvia, my friends and I all had great experiences. It is truely a beautiful essence.


Last week your emrerald essance arrived. What an experience ! I just want to say thank you - I think the work you are doing is very important. I can now divide my life into two halves - before Salvia and after Salvia. I must say I never expected to be so profoundly effected by your extract. Maybe I am just super-sensitive to the active compound. I held six dropper fulls under my tounge for approx. ten minutes. I spit out what was left ( I had swallowed some of it ) and then the effects began. For fifteen minutes the veil of reality was lifted. What more can I say? Ive had alot of experiences with LSD and psilocybin but nothing could have prepared me for Salvia. I look forward to smoking Salvia and will order some leaves from you in the near future. Thanks again.

Trey in Chattanooga, Tennessee

I received from you the shipment of dried Salvia divinorum leaves yesterday. I was not sure what to expect from smoking them. I had read much about the plant and individual's experiences and, frankly, I was a bit scared. However, my initial attempts last night yielded little more than a mild buzz. But the set and setting were not right. My high-energy German Shepherd puppy was distracting me and I was quite stressed. Later in the evening (after my dog was asleep and I was relaxed), I retreated to my bedroom to give it another go. I was thinking that this thing is a hoax - someone out there selling bogus placebos (if it was so effective, it would have been scheduled, etc.) Well, I loaded my glass bong and proceeded to take a couple of massive hits in succession (which seems to be the most effective m.o. according to the numerous trip reports). Well .... the rest is history. It was the weirdest, wackiest experience of my life. I was pulled into another dimension. Like on a downward roller coaster into a strange vortex with streaking colors flying by. I was no longer on my bed but floating swiftly through the air. I was not alone, but who was there with me? Words cannot do justice to describing this experience. The intense euphoria. The body rush. It was like a sensory orgasm. Thanks for your work and I look forward to my next journey.

Silver Spring, Maryland

I am mighty pleased with the Lagochilus inebrians. It makes me feel ultra euphoric on just 3 grams, and although it tastes rather bitter, I feel the benefits outweigh the bitterness.


I just wanted to give you some feedback about our use of the Lagochilus we ordered. I made it into a tincture, using dark Meyer's rum. I let it steep in a dark place for 14 days, giving it a mixing shake every day. This yielded about 16 fluid ounces of tincture, which I've put in 4oz amber tincture stopper bottles.

I have been so pleased with the results of this venture! I initially wanted it as a sleep aid, since I've long suffered from insomnia. I'm also easily susceptible to very debilitating migraines, which I'd been suffering from on a daily basis for about a month, when I ordered the product from you.

Well, I just want to report that even though I had a serious migraine at the time I took my first dose of the Lagochilus/rum tincture, which was 3 half-droppers sublingually, the results were dramatic. It didn't relieve my migraine pain gradually. It acted within 20 minutes and felt like something in my head was MELTING, and the relief flooded in like sunshine coming through as clouds were suddenly parted. My head hasn't felt this relieved in weeks.

Now I take the 3-dropper regimen every day for maintenance, and the results are remarkable. Better than any of the migraine medications I used to take (up to $500 worth per month). I no longer suffer from migraines (so far), even when I have reintroduced the usual "triggers" that I've had to avoid for years now: any caffeine or wine. (Without coffee every morning and a nice glass of wine now and then, I felt like my quality of life was diminished!)

If I do feel some slight indications of beginning migraine, I immediately take 3 droppers of the tincture and the gathering clouds subside. This is truly amazing, and such a great addition to improving my health. It has definitely helped with the sleep disorder, too. Sleep patterns are now normalizing.

I just wanted you to know the results of my experimentation with it. It's been amazing. Thank you for making this rare herb available for purchase.

Best regards for the important work you do,
Beverly & Richard

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