Medicinally, Lion’s tail has been used to treat colds, fevers, tuberculosis, jaundice, high blood pressure, diabetes, and snake bites. South Africans, where the plant is native, also use the fresh juice of the stem as an infusion to purify the blood.
The dried leaves and flowers have a mild calming effect when smoked. It is considered far less potent than Cannabis, and is not classified as a hallucinogenic, but can be used to produce mild euphoric states.
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