Klip Dagga is an erect, loosely branched annual with strongly angled stems (square in the cross section) and the leaves are smooth, triangular and in pairs opposite each other. Flowers are in rounded, spiny clusters that encircle the stems so that it looks like the stems are growing right through the middle of the clusters. It has become naturalized in subtropical and tropical areas all over the world and is often found along roadsides and in abandoned fields where it can grow up to 3m tall. Klip Dagga has long been used in Africa for fevers, colds, asthma, and malaria. It is a good heart tonic and has anti-inflammatory properties used for relieving pain and inflammation in joints. When smoked the herb can induce dream states and exuberance.
Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia) & Egyptian Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea)
An Egyptian water lily that has been used for thousands of years in the Egyptian culture as a sacred symbol and used to induce psycho-active awareness of dream states. t’s a small, round, blue, flowering species that floats atop lakes or other bodies of water. The flower buds rise to the surface over a period of two to three days and when ready, they open in the morning around and close in the early afternoon. It is used as a nerve relaxant or stimulant depending on what your body needs. It has been used as an aphrodisiac and has mood-lifting, euphoric properties.