Cat's whiskers (Orthosiphon Spicatus BBS) in the form of shrubs, wet trunk, the height can reach 1.5 meters. Can be grown in a dry or wet at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, this plant has leaves egg-shaped spurs, leaves coarsely toothed edges. The flowers out stamen and pistil, white or purple.
This plant has a number of benefits to cure various kinds of diseases. The leaves contain levels of potassium (boorsma) is quite high. He also contain glycosides orthosiphonin believed to dissolve uric acid, phosphate and oxalate from the body. Especially from the bladder, bile and kidney.According to the Atlas of Plant Medicine by Dr. Setiawan Dalimartha Indonesia, as quoted by website association data center hospitals throughout Indonesia (Persi), cat's whiskers plant flower is a compound flower in the bunch that came out at the end of the branching. The color is pale purple or white while the stamens longer than the flower tube.
Fruit cat's whiskers in the form of fruit boxes and egg-shaped. These plants can be propagated by seeds or stem cuttings. Herba this plant sweet yet slightly bitter taste. Herb cat's whiskers can be used to treat a number of diseases namely acute and chronic kidney infections, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, bladder stones and bladder infections. To treat kidney infections and hypertension, 30 grams of washing fresh herbs cat's whiskers, herb leaves and grass snake tongue spoon. Boil it all in tigha cups of water until only the remaining one cup. Once cool, strain the water and then drink half a cup twice a day.
For those who suffer from urinary tract infections, frequent urination (volume a bit and Anyang-anyangan), can be tried healing with herbs fresh herb leaves cat whiskers, meniran, and roots of reeds 30 grams each and then washed clean. The materials are then cut as necessary and then boiled in three cups of water until only the remaining half. Once cool, the water and then drink half a glass each of three times a day.To treat urinary stones, 90 grams of herbs cat's whiskers washed and then boiled in a liter of water until boiling and the remaining 750 cc. Once cool, drink as much as three times a day each third section. Drink this mixture until the disease is cured.