Cat Whiskers of The Kidney Cleanser
Makintau - Cat's whiskers are traditional medicinal plants that have been used by Asian people since ancient times. This leaf is believed to have properties to treat diseases related to the kidneys. Abroad this leaf herb is often also called Indian Kidney Tea or Java Tea.
The cat's whiskers plant has the Latin name Orthosiphon aristatus. This plant can grow in tropical and subtropical climates. Its spread covers Southeast Asia, East Asia to Australia (Queensland).
Cat whiskers have distinctive flowers. Whitish purple in color, the flowers are arranged like spruce shoots. At the base there are fine threads resembling cat whiskers.
Benefits of cat whiskers
The leaves of a cat's whiskers contain several active substances that are efficacious as medicine. Among them are rosmarinic acid, lipophilic flavonoids, sinensetin, orthosiphol and orthosiphon. These substances have a role as anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.
In traditional medicine, this leaf is often used for kidney stone straightening. How it works as a diuretic, washing or cleaning the urinary tract. In addition, the active substances contained in it can also cure inflammation found in the kidneys, bladder and urinary tract.
Almost all parts of the cat's mustache plant can be used, ranging from leaves, flowers, to stems. The leaves are the most widely used part as a tea herb. Can be consumed in a fresh or dry state. In addition to the form of tea ingredients, today it is also found in the form of tablets and capsules.
The dose of use in the form of tea is usually about 2-4 glasses per day. With one drink about 150-200 ml. In practice, it is often mixed with various other types of herbs.
In addition to kidney treatment, this leaf is also often used for the treatment of gout, hypertension, diabetes, and various other diseases. Its use can be single or mixed with various other types of herbs.
How to process a cat's whiskers as a diuretic drug is quite simple, so it can be done by anyone not necessarily someone who has experience in the field of medicine. You can simply boil the leaves. Then wait until the boiled water shrinks in number and is filtered before drinking.
To treat boiled anyang-anyangan 30 grams of leaves with 3 cups of water (600 ml). Wait until the amount of water is half. Then strain the water, the tea is ready to drink.
For the treatment of boiled kidney stones 90 grams of leaves and stems with a liter of water. Bring the water to a boil until the remaining 600 ml, then drink as much as 3 times a day, 200 ml each.
In addition, you can combine the leaves of a cat's whiskers with some other leaves such as reeds, meniran or heinous leaves to get maximum efficacy.