Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Orthosiphon stamineus, Kumis kucing , Cat whisker

Dried orthosiphon stamineus leaves with stalks, became popular herbal tea in europe at the beginning of 20th century when it was introduced. Important components of orthosiphon stamineus are the polyphenols such as the sinesetine and eupatorine.

Orthosiphon stamineus is widely used in Malaysia for treatments of various treatment of several kidney disorders, gout and as a diuretic and cure for several diseases such as gout, arthritis, rheumatism, inflammatory conditions and even for kidney stones.

Orthosiphon stamineus have hepatoprotective effect due to its antioxidant and free radical scavenging property. It reduced the necrotic changes in liver and inhibited the increase of liver serum enzymes.

O. stamineus has anti-inflammatory and non-narcotic analgesic activities. These findings justify the traditional use of the plant for treating pain and inflammation.
Orthosiphon stamineus aqueous extract is effective for lowering the blood glucose level in diabetic peoples, and improving lipid profile

We sell seedling, stem cutting, dry leafs and stalks