Kilp Dagga


Klip Dagga (Leonotis Nepetifolia) Premium tea cut. Meaning it is cleaned and processed to be the constancy of herbs you would find in a tea bag. Some claim Klip Dagga has higher Leonurine potency than its relative Leonotis Leonurus.

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This information is for educational purposes only and may or may not be supported by scientific studies.

We offer Kilp Dagga for no intention or purpose.

Botanical Name:  Leonotis Nepetifolia
Plant Family: Labiatae  (Mint)
Also Called: Christmas Candlestick, Lion’s Ear, Tilley’s Curse and Grantiparani.


Leonotis nepetifolia is an annual or short-lived perennial plant growing from 3 – 10 ft tall. Unlike Wild Dagga, Kilp Dagga has very large broad leaves that resemble a mint leaf.  The stem is branched at the upper nodes only and the plant has an easily uprooted taproot about 4 in long.

Kilp Dagga is also a favored by butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.


The essential oils of the leaf and flower of Leonotis Nepetifolia are octene (6.9%), (Z)-β-ocimene (4.9%), β-caryophyllene (20.6%), β-copaene (3.4%), α-humulene (12.1%), germacrene D (8.6%) and caryophyllene oxide (7.5%).


Kilp Dagga prefers warm temperature of more than 86° and well distributed rainfall of at least 62 in. Kilp Dagga ( originally from Africa ) is now growing wild in tropical and subtropical climates of may countries, including the United States.


Originally from Africa Leonotis Nepetifolia has a has possibly had many historical uses.

It has a history of  being used against swellings, fever, gastro-intestinal troubles and as an abortifacient. A decoction of the whole plant has possibly been employed to clean out the uterus; treat diarrhea and heavy cramps; as a diuretic; and as a tonic to strengthen the back and  used in a decoction with Heliotropium indicum o treat bed-wetting,  boiled with Hyptis pectinata, Mikania micrantha and Momordica charantia and used as a wash for piles.

In Rwanda, the leaves of this plant have been used to treat pneumonia, anthrax and syphilis.

The seeds are rich in a fatty oil similar to olive oil.

Klip Dagga may also have a history as a smoking herb and an alternative to smoking cannabis.  Some African tribes reportedly have mixed the leaf and flower of this plant with cannabis. One must keep in mind that the Hottentots and other African Tribes did not have tobacco.


We are able to find no serous cautions regarding Leonotis Nepetaefolia. However, some herbs may have interactions with pregnancy, nursing or medications. Pregnant or nursing women & persons with health problems must consult a physician before use. The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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