Species: L. Leonurus
Common names: Wild dagga, Lion's Tail or Lion's Ear
Leonotis leonurus has a pleasant smell and are also used for incense. Leonotis leonurus are also known as Wild Dagga, Lion's Tail or Lion's Ear. It is a species in the Leonotis genus and the Lamiaceae family native to southern Africa. Of the somewhat thirty species, Leonotis leonurus and Leonotis nepetifolia shares the same entheogenic properties.
Leonotis Leonurus can be use to treat irregular menstruation, uterine hemorrhage and dysmenorrhea. Leonotis leonurus species is also used in Eastern medicine as euphoriant, purgative, and vermifuge.
Wild dagga are also used to induce a meditative sleep. It has relaxing and calming effects, but the most common use is to be brewed as a tea. Animal experimentation indicated that the product could the increase the peripheral vascular ,the coronary artery and the cardiac muscle nutrition,increased the hematic flux, improved the micro circulation, and had the antithrombus to form.
Wild Dagga has also been used by the Khoikhoi as an alternative to Cannabis for it's euphoric effects.