Wild Dagga Flowers
Wild Dagga is a beautiful perennial that is native to a large region of South Africa, specifically ranging from the eastern Cape Province to Natal where Zulu people and other groups have used it as an ancient medicine.
Leonotis leonurus, also referred to as wild dagga or lion’s tail, is a species in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is a wild flowering plant that is native to Southern Africa. The plant’s biology is characterized by its broad leaves, sturdy stems, and orange, trumpet-shaped flowers. The plant contains several active compounds, including leonurine, stachydrine, and alkaloids. Leonurine is claimed to be the main component of Leonotis leonurus. It also contains marrubiin, which is a diterpenoid lactone that is known for its health benefits and is commonly found in plants in the mint family.
Historically, wild dagga has been used in traditional medicine practices as a treatment for a variety of conditions, including respiratory issues, minor coughs, and colds. The plant is also believed to have relaxing and analgesic properties. Wild dagga has been used in spiritual and cultural practices in Africa. The plant is often used in traditional ceremonies and is believed to have spiritual and ceremonial significance. Wild dagga root decoction may be placed around the house to keep snakes away. All parts of the plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, roots, bark, and stems have been used to make various infusions and concoctions. Historically, South African tribes such as the Hottentot tribe or Khoikhoi smoked the dry leaves and flowers – they claimed it brought on a calm sensation.
You can buy Wild dagga in dried flower or extract form. Preparation is dependent on the purchased form.
Wild dagga may cause side effects such as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, especially when taken in high doses. Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid using wild dagga, as its safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not well understood.
This product has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Alternatively, you can buy Wild Dagga extract