Leonotis leonurus | Extract Paste & Powder | Wild dagga
We sell 2 species of Leonotis: The Nepetifolia leonorus from Thailand, and the Leonotis nepetifolia from Ecuador.
We sell the Leonotis leonorus in both a 25x powder extract as well as a 25x paste extract. Both are made with spring water and the flower petals of Leonotis leonorus
Leonotis leonurus is also known as lion’s tail or wild dagga. Our extracts are made with flowers and wild gathered plants from Thailand. Both 25x extracts (powder and resin/paste) are made by a local Thai friend that lives next to an amazing natural reserve.
Its exuberant flowers are traditionally smoked or consumed as a tea. According to locals, it can induce a sense of calmness and relaxation.
In South African traditional medicine, decoctions of the leaves and stems of Leonotis leonurus are commonly are applied to boils, snake-bites, and sores on the leg and head. It is also used as a treatment for eczema and other skin diseases.
Wild daga has been referred to as wild cannabis.
Leonotis Leonurus is a plant in the Lamiaceae (mint) family and it grows abundantly in large parts of southeast Asia. It can also be found in the damp grasslands of tropical Africa and Southern India.
The main active component marrubiin has been shown to have cardioprotective properties and has been shown to significantly improve myocardial function. Other studies suggest that the aqueous leaf extract of Leonotis leonurus has many anti-oxidants and therefore may also support anti-inflammatory action.
For more information check here:
Nsuala, Baudry N et al. “”Wild cannabis”: A review of the traditional use and phytochemistry of Leonotis leonurus.” Journal of ethnopharmacology vol. 174 (2015): 520-39. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2015.08.013
Mnonopi, Nandipha et al. “The cardioprotective effects of marrubiin, a diterpenoid found in Leonotis leonurus extracts.” Journal of ethnopharmacology vol. 138,1 (2011): 67-75. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.08.041