Dried Herb Summary
Leonotis leonurus, commonly known as wild dagga, has orange flowers attracting nectar-feeding sunbirds. This fast-growing shrub, reaching 2-3m in height, blooms for months. Easy to grow, it adapts to various environments, thriving in well-drained soils. Primarily bird-pollinated, it entices sunbirds, honey bees, and butterflies. Beyond its ornamental appeal, wild dagga holds medicinal value, with traditional uses ranging from headache relief to snakebite treatment.
Creating a Herbal Infusion
Herbal teas are also known as infusions or tisanes. A herbal infusion is made by pouring boiling water over the herb material and allowing it to steep for a few minutes before straining. The amount of herb used depends on your taste preference and the purpose of the tea. A rough guide is 1-4 teaspoons per cup. Generally, use less if very bitter tasting and use more if intended as a fist-aid remedy. Herb material can often be reused 2-3 times before discarding it into the compost or garden. Freshly squeezed lemon juice and raw honey can be added to taste. Chill and add ice for a refreshing iced-tea. Explore different herbal combinations and create your own blends.
Our range of indigenous, organically-grown herbal teas are intended as part of an integrated approach to wellbeing. Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, nor replace prescribed medication. If on medication, pregnant, lactating, or undergoing surgery please consult your healthcare professional before using herbs.