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Misai Kucing


aka Orthosiphon aristatus , cat's whiskers or java tea


Propagate : cuttings and seedings

Light : sunny

Water : once a day

Soil: good drainage

Fertilizer: twice a month


Weight loss, rheumatic pains and coughs : Consume as a tea. Just add the dried plant into a tea bag and steep in hot water for a few minutes.

Treat tooth cavities and prevention of swelling gums : Leaves of the cat’s whiskers plant can be chewed directly or pounded and stuffed on the infected area to ease the pain.

Difficult urination: Boil a glass of fresh water with ¼ handheld leaf cat whiskers up to ½ cup liquid form. Each ½ cup should be drink 2 times a day.

For colds: Three cats whiskers leaves should be washed and boiled with a glass of water until it is half.

Anti-Fungal : Cat’s whiskers consist of compound which helps to prevent the growth of parasites and foreign hosts that live on a body. They do so by cutting the nutrient supply chain of the fungus. Therefore Cat’s whiskers could be applied to the areas where fungal infection has infected.

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