Wild Dagga (Leonotis leonurus) is a soft-woody, robust shrub, with erect branched stems topped by spherical inflorescences bearing vivid orange flowers . It has been used since recorded history by early South African tribes, such as: The Khoikhoi and Hottentot tribes.
Historical references are rich, with usage having spread as far as Europe by the 1670’s. For hundreds or possibly thousands of years tribes and shamanic tradition has successfully used Leonotis leonurus for the treatment of a wide array of ailments including headaches, coughs, fever, asthma, haemorrhoids and dysentery.
It is also known to be beneficial for a multitude of different reasons, including the calming and eupohoria inducing characteristics it has when smoked by humans, and elsewhere it has even been shown to treat Gall sickness in fowl and cattle.