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Leonotis leonurus
Leonotis leonurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Leonotis
Species: L. leonurus = Leonotis leonurus

Leonotis leonurus, also known as Lion's Tail and Wild Dagga, is a plant species in the Lamiaceae (mint) family native to southern Africa.

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Medicinal use

The most common use for the plant utilizes the picked and dried leaves brewed as a minty tea.

One experimental animal study suggest that "the aqueous leaf extract of L. leonurus possesses antinociceptive, antiinflammatory, and hypoglycemic properties; thus lending pharmacological credence to folk usage of the herb in the management and/or control of painful, arthritic, and other inflammatory conditions, as well as for adult-onset, type-2 diabetes mellitus in some communities of South Africa."[1]

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References

  1. ^ Ojewole JA (May 2005). "Antinociceptive, antiinflammatory and antidiabetic effects of Leonotis leonurus (L.) R. BR. [Lamiaceae] leaf aqueous extract in mice and rats". Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology 27 (4): 257–64. doi:10.1358/mf.2005.27.4.893583. PMID 16082426.  

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Wikispecies

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Leonotis leonurus

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Genus: Leonotis
Species: Leonotis leonurus

Name

Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.

References

  • W. T. Aiton, Hortus kew. ed. 2, 3:410. 1811
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Vernacular names

English: Wild Dagga, Lion's Tail, Lion's Ear
Türkçe: Aslankulağı







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