Looking down from my front balcony my eyes are always attracted to this burst of orange in my neighbor’s garden.
The Leonotis leonurus, also known as Lion’s Tail and Wild Dagga, is a plant species in the Lamiaceae (mint) family.
The plant is a broadleaf evergreen large shrub native to southern Africa, where it is very common.
An animal study found that “the aqueous leaf extract of Leonotis leonurus possesses anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, 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 mellitusin…”
All I know is that I enjoy looking at it.
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