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Leonotis leonurus contains a chemical constituent leonurine that has been reported to be used in traditional medicine for curing a wide range of ailments including headaches, coughs, fever, asthma, haemorrhoids and dysentery.,%2C%20asthma%2C%


'Dagga' and 'Lion's tail' are terms used by smokers of this herb.


Skin contact with this plant can cause dermatitis in susceptible people.


smoked for its psychoactive properties, said to be similar to cannabis.

Leonotis leonurus

Genus: Leonotis
Species: leonurus
Common names: Lion's Tail
Distribution summary: S. Africa
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Scrub and waste land
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Southern Hemisphere (K)
Flowering months: July, August, September
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use, traditional herbal registration

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