The main active component in Wild Dagga has both antioxidant and cardioprotective properties and has shown to significantly improve myocardial function.
It's also believed to possess antinociceptive, antiinflammatory, and hypoglycemic properties.
Infusions made from flowers and seeds, leaves or stems are widely used to treat tuberculosis, jaundice, muscle cramps, high blood pressure, diabetes, viral hepatitis, dysentery, and diarrhoea.
The leaves, roots and bark are used as an emetic for snakebites, bee and scorpion stings.
The fresh stem juice is used as an infusion drunk for 'blood impurity' in some places of South Africa.
When smoked, the effects have been reported to being very similar to Cannabis, although it produces a less potent high.
Effects may include mild euphoria, visual changes, dizziness, nausea, sweating, sedation and lightheadedness.