Wild Dagga, Klip Dagga, Lion's Ear, Leonotis nepetifolia
Wild Dagga is a bold, dramatic, easy to grow plant. It looks terrific in the background as an accent, adding a bold splash of colour anywhere you need it.
It grows to a height of 3 metres. It is native to tropical Africa and southern India, in Latin America and the West Indies. Leonotis nepetifolia (Klip Dagga) is closely related to Leonotis leonurus
The dried foliage of Wild Dagga has ethnobotanical uses.
The flowers are the most potent part and can be used as a calming tea, for fever, coughs, womb prolapse and malaria, as a painkiller, for its anti-inflammatory propertiesand as an antidiabetic.