Also known as Wild Marijuna
Effects: Calming and relaxing. Feeling of light-headedness
Pros: Mild calming effect. Induce a feeling of euphoria. Psychoactive and healing properties.
Wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus), also known as Lions tail, is a large broadleaf evergreen shrub belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). Native to South Africa, this robust plant can reach heights of 2-3m and a 1.5 wide.
It is most commonly found growing wild amongst rock outcrops in South African grassland habitats. Wild dagga is very striking during its prolific autumn flowering stage, with bright orange cluster flowers arranged in whorls along the flower stalk. While Wild dagga is an impressive plant visually, it also has a number of medicinal and psychoactive properties that make it a attractive plant.
Wild dagga has an amazing array of applications and a very strong connection with South African people. This plant is widely used in traditional medicines to treat a wide range of ailments.
The effects are Calming and sedating sensations are felt when the flowers are consumed as a tea, while euphoric reactions occur when the flowers are smoked. South African tribes have traditionally smoked wild dagga flowers and leaves for its euphoric effect. It is not only South Africans that have long appreciated the benefits of wild dagga, as this plant features strongly in Chinese and Vietnamese culture for its euphoric effects.
Wild dagga smokers report mood enhancement, slight giddiness, increased colour perception and mental clarity. If enough Wild dagger flowers are smoked, mild visual hallucinations may also occur. All these effects are associated with smoking the flowers. It is possible to gain similar effects by smoking the leaves, but a much larger quantity is needed. Although this plant is appealing for its euphoric effects, it also has great value for its calming properties.
The Wild dagga flowers can be brewed into a tea and consumed to experience the plants relaxing and soothing effects.
The fact that this plant has been traditionally used for such a long time is testament to its amazing properties.
Wild dagga flowers are considered versatile because they can be smoked independently for its own euphoric effects or combined without other herbs to create variations in euphoria and exuberance. In essence, wild dagga flowers make an excellent herbal catalyst