Cat’s whiskers (Orthosiphon Spicatus BBS), Kumis Kucing (Indonesian) shaped shrub, the stems moist, height can reach 1.5 meters. Can grow in wet or dry place at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, this plant has an egg-shaped leaves spurs, leaves are coarsely toothed edges. Its flower stamen and pistil issued a white or purple.
This plant has a number of properties to cure various kinds of diseases. The leaves contain potassium (boorsma) is quite high. He also contain glycosides which efficacious orthosiphonin 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 the association of data center site hospitals throughout Indonesia (Persi), cat’s whiskers plant of interest is compound interest in the stem that comes out the ramifications. Pale purple or white while the stamens longer than the flower tube. Cat’s whiskers in the form of fruit and fruit oval box. This plant can be propagated by seeds or stem cuttings.
Herbaceous plant is sweet but slightly bitter taste. This cat’s whiskers herb can be used to treat some diseases are acute and chronic kidney infections, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, bladder stones and bladder infections. To treat kidney diseases and hypertension, 30 grams of washing fresh herbs cat’s whiskers, herb leaves, spoons and snake tongue grass. Boil it all in tigha glass of water until it left only one glass. Once cool, strain then drink half a glass of water twice a day.
For those who suffer from urinary tract infections, frequent urination, can be tried healing with herbs fresh herb leaves, cat whiskers, meniran, and the roots of the reeds 30 grams each and then washed thoroughly. The materials were then cut into pieces as needed and then boiled in three cups of water until only the remaining half. After chilling, the water is then drunk half a glass each of three times a day.
To treat bladder stones, 90 grams of herbs cat’s whiskers and then washed and boiled in a liter of water until boiling and the remaining 750 cc. After a cold, drink as much as three times a day each third section. Drink this concoction to heal illness.