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Cat Whiskers

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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:04 pm

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Orthosiphon aristatus

I grow this one in the house all year round. It's also called Java tea.

Cat's Whiskers is an esteemed tea for kidney diseases, disorders causing wasting disease, dysuria, and for the treatment of kidney and urinary stones or discharge. Recent research in south east Asia with trials over 1-6 months, showed that patients taking it as a tea made with 4g dried leaf to 750 ml of boiling water, released urinary stones 0.5cm in size for 40% of the patients, and another 20% of the patients found that all pain was gone after the treatment. ... skers.html

This plant has a long history of medicinal use and is considered to be anti-hypertensive, diuretic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It has been used for urinary tract infections, nephritis, kidney stones, gout, rheumatism, jaundice and diabetes. Most of its recommended uses relate to kidney and bladder function
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Post Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:45 pm
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What part of the plant do you use Fey?

Pretty little rascal.


Post Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:52 pm

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In my notes, I've got written that 17 fresh leaves as an infusion is the dosage (my daughter has taken it) but there is also a note that the flowers could be toxic.

My notes are compiled of a common template with headings such as description, cultivation, parts used, dosage, etc etc, with each area filled in for each herb I research. I haven't included references because it's info in printed form to be used post blackout. I'll see if I can put the Cat Whiskers info up to let you see what I'm on about.

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