Uses of Cat's Whiskers leaves

There is little knowledge base on the use of its flowers, though they are not inedible.  
  1. Multi-Edible-Phyto-Greens Juicing:  Add about 20-30 leaves into your regular juicing experience. 

  2. Benefits: Traditionally used for solving urological problems, diabetes, kidney problems (stones), joint pains, edema (water retention) and general health.

  3. 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 Asian countries.  Note that Java Tea is often mentioned to be derived from two other species from the Orthosiphon family -- Orthosiphon spicatus, 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.

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