Uses of Cat's
There is little knowledge base on the use of its flowers, though they
are not inedible.
- Multi-Edible-Phyto-Greens Juicing: Add
about 20-30 leaves into your regular juicing experience.
Traditionally used for solving urological problems, diabetes, kidney
problems (stones), joint pains, edema (water retention) and general
- Tea infusions:
The dried leaves are used as tea infusion or decoction, hence the other
common name for this herbal plant -- Java
Tea; presumably made famous first by the Indonesians
rather earlier than the other South-East
countries. Note that Java Tea is often mentioned to be
derived from two other species from the Orthosiphon family -- Orthosiphon
aristatus. You can buy off-the-shelf commercially packed
dried leaves or go through a little trouble planting cat's whiskers,
caring for them, harvesting the leaves, drying them, and storing them
in a jar. You can learn how much leaves to use by observing
the weight of each satchet in commercially packed leaves.