Fertile soil becomes a potential field for the growth of various herbs that are very useful to treat multiple diseases. One of the herbs is Cat’s whiskers or Java tea. This plant has been known for a long time as an herbal plant to overcome kidney stones disease.
Cat’s whiskers have a Latin name Orthosiphon aristatus. Cat’s whiskers known by various terms in some areas. This plant has a height that can reach 2 meters and has rather grooved stems. The leaves are oval or round. The size of the leaves has a length of about 1-10 cm and a width of about 5 cm.
Cat’s whiskers leaves, both fresh and dried, are commonly used to treat various types of diseases ranging from rheumatism, gout, constipation, colds, syphilis, albuminuria, lowering blood sugar levels, and can manage kidney stone disease.
Cat’s whiskers for kidney stones
In any case, prevention is better than cure. Too long sitting in front of the computer, rarely moves, and if followed by a rarely drink, it can damage the kidneys health. As busy as any, you should be able to control to drive and drink water every day. Sufficient fluid supply, allowing the body to feel fresh and keep the kidney’s performance regular. Our body needs fluids to about 1.5-2 liters per day. The amount should be met to support good kidney performance. Lack of fluids will be fatal, such as the crystals deposition that harden and block the release of toxins from the body. If not treated immediately, the stone in the kidney will cause some implications ranging from difficulty urinating, bloody urine, and cause kidney failure that leads to death.
Cat’s whiskers have anti-inflammatory properties and can help smooth out the urine. Mustache cat contains potassium salts, especially in the leaves and also a bioactive compound which serves to support phosphate, oxalate, and even uric acid in the kidney so it can prevent and overcome the stones in the kidney.
Research conducted in various Asian countries about the benefits of cat’s whiskers proves that patients with kidney stones have shrunk the size of kidney stones up to 0.5 cm after took this herb on a regular basis.
You just prepare the cat’s whiskers leaves to boil. Then, drink boiled water regularly. Do not also forget to keep checking your body condition to find out whether the stone in the kidney has fallen or not. An important key to doing herbal remedies is patience and perseverance. Therefore herbal reactions are not instant. It takes time to get healed.