There are about thirty species of plants from the family Lamiaceae in the genus Leonotis, but only one other, L. nepetifolia (Klip Dagga), shares the entheogenic properties of L. leonurus. The main difference between the species is that L. nepetifolia's flowers sprout from a round prickly ball.
Leonotis has been used to treat various conditions including epilepsy, diabetes, bites and stings, skin diseases, muscular cramps, respiratory disorders, hypertension, headaches, viral hepatitis, intestinal worms, obesity and eczema .
In 1992, Wild Dagga was shown to reduce breast tumors in mice.
In most common uses the leaves are picked, dried, and then brewed as a tea.