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Leonotis. Leonotis leonurus. Wild Daggar.

Botanical name:

Leonotis. Leonotis Leonurus R. Br. Wild Daggar.—This handsome tropical labiate is said to possess purgative and emmenagogue properties. (See P. J., May, 1885.) The leaves of this plant are smoked by the Hottentots like tobacco. It is asserted that in overdose it has a narcotic effect. It is used by the South African aborigines as a cathartic, and in the treatment of snake bite. A decoction is also employed externally for various skin eruptions. (P. J., 1907, lxxix.)


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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