Orthosiphon stamineus (Cat’s Whiskers) is commonly used to treat renal inflammation, kidney stones, and dysuria. It contains antioxidant compounds like rosmarinic acid, beta-sitosterol, ursolic acid, glycolic acid, methylripariochromene A, bioflavonoids, and oleanolic acid. Methylripariochromene A present in the herb could decrease systolic blood pressure. Rosmarinic acid and methylated flavonoids are found in large amounts in this herb. Rosmarinic acid is a general antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. Methylated flavonoids have properties that combat cancer, oxidant stress, pathogenic bacteria, inflammations, cardio-vascular dysfunctions, and other diseases.

Cat’s whiskers/Balbas pusa

Other Names: 
Misai Kucing, Balbas pusa, Java tea, Kidney Tea
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antihypertensive
  • Antidiabetic
  • Antirheumatic
  • Anti-gout
  • Diuretic
  • Neuroprotective
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Nephroprotective
  • Anti-nephrolithic/Anti-urolithiatic
  • Anti-allergy
  • Asthma and cough remedy
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antispasmodic
  • Assists in weight loss
  • Treats skin disorders/Maintains healthy skin
  • Stress relief
References: 
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