Orthosiphon stamineus – Cat’s Whiskers
Habitat: South east Asia and Australia’s tropical North Queensland. It is a perennial bush, that grows 1-2 m tall. It has white cat whiskers like flowers.
Part used: Leaf, flower, stem, root.
Actions: anti inflammatory, cleansing, diuretic.
Medicinal uses: In Indonesia Kumis kucing is used for any kidney and urinary tract condition, eg kidney stones, kidney and urinary tract infections. Also for diabetes, gout and rheumatism.
Dosage: 1 spoon of dry or fresh herb to 1 cup of water, 2-(8 in Bali) times a day. 1 -3 ml tincture 2 times a day in water.
by Xilef Welner