Leonotis leonurus -Wild Dagga-
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Latin name: Leonotis leonurus
Also know as: Wild Dagga, lion’s tail
Leonotis leonurus is a plant species in the mint family, Lamiaceae. The plant is native to South Africa and southern Africa, where it is very common. It is known for its medicinal properties. Like other plants in the mint family, it also contains marrubiin. The name ‘wild dagga’ links it closely to cannabis as ‘dagga’ derived from the Khoikhoi ‘dachab’ is an indigenous South African name for cannabis species.
The dried flowers of Leonotis leonurus have a mild calming effect when smoked. In some users, the effects have been noted to be similar to the cannabinoid THC found in Cannabis, except that it has a much less potent high. And is sometimes used as a Cannabis substitute by recreational users as an alternative to illegal psychoactive plants. It has also been reported to cause mild euphoria, visual changes, dizziness, nausea, sweating, sedation and lightheadedness.